However, he is a strong kid who displays above-average lateral quickness in tight areas. Has the ability to cleanly change directions as a pass rusher and uses his hands well to disengage. Looks comfortable working a club/rip combo to get off blocks and once he makes his way into the backfield he finds the ball well and breaks down with consistency. But even when he does gain a step at times he struggles to drop his pad level and can be pushed past the play.
Needs to do a better job vs. the run game locating the football more consistently. Has a strong set of hands to fight off blocks, works hard inside and can hold up inside, but takes himself out of too many plays trying to get up the field and make plays. Doesn't do a great job protecting his legs inside on runs off his frame, too often ends up on the ground and is cut down inside. Is a strong kid with a thick lower half who has some natural anchor power on contact, but too easily can be pushed away from the football trying to one gap and just struggles to routinely read and react to his run keys correctly.
Impression: An intriguing defender. Has a strong lower half, good hands and can fight through blocks. However, needs to learn to play lower and find the football with more success in the run game. But should get an invite into a camp and it wouldn't shock me if he ends up making a roster down the line."
Positive: Hardworking lineman with marginal size and upside. Displays terrific first-step quickness, fires through the gaps of the offensive line, and works his hands throughout the action. Keeps his feet moving up the field, works hard until the whistle blows, and is very competitive.
Negative: Consistently handled by a single blocker. Doesn't consistently play with good pad level. Stiff and doesn't change directions fluidly.
Analysis: Miller is a hard-nosed college lineman with poor size/speed numbers for the next level. His approach to the game and competitiveness could help him find a spot on a roster as an defensive lineman."
2009 (Junior): Started all 12 games at nose tackle, finishing with 39 tackles (18 solo)...Had 6½ tackles for loss (second on the team), two sacks, one pass batted down, one forced fumble and one game-saving fumble recovery...Made an immediate impact in his first career start, a reverberating 23-17 win at Colorado (Sept. 6); dropped Rodney Stewart for a 1-yard loss late in the first quarter, then on third-and-9, threw Cody Hawkins for a 10-yard loss, the first sack of his career, to force a 54-yard field goal attempt...Played gargantuan role in preserving 24-23 win vs. Weber State (Sept. 12), pouncing on a fumbled snap at CSU's 10-yard line with 42 seconds on the clock, moments before the Wildcats would have attempted a game-winning field goal; earlier in second half, his pressure helped to induce QB Cameron Higgins to throw an interception to Elijah-Blu Smith...Also, on last play of third quarter, bull rushed the Wildcats' line to sack Higgins and force a fumble; although WSU recovered, the third-down play netted a loss of 18 yards...In assertive 35-20 win vs. Nevada (Sept. 19), made consecutive plays to thwart a second-quarter drive in CSU territory, first dropping RB Vai Taua for a loss, then getting a hand on Colin Kaepernick's third-down incompletion to force a punt...In conference-opening loss at No. 19 BYU (Sept. 26), applied pressure on Max Hall to help force Nick Oppenneer's second-quarter interception...In second quarter of bitter 31-29 loss at Idaho (Oct. 3), dropped Deonte Jackson for a 3-yard loss, and later hurried QB Nathan Enderle into a third-down incompletion, forcing a punt...Registered a tackle for loss in the fourth quarter of setback vs. San Diego State (Oct. 24)...Racked up a career-best 12 tackles in loss vs. Air Force (Oct. 31), including a third-down stop just before half that forced the Falcons to settle for a 50-yard field goal; also combined on a third-down stop inside his own 20 in the third quarter...In last-second loss at New Mexico (Nov. 21), with the Rams trailing 17-14 in the third quarter, dropped Demond Dennis short of the marker on third down...Early in 17-16 loss vs. Wyoming (Nov. 27), combined to drop Austyn Carta-Samuels for a loss, forcing an eventual punt.
2008 (Sophomore): Played in all 13 games, including the New Mexico Bowl (Dec. 20), as a reserve defensive lineman, his first significant snaps from scrimmage...Posted 18 tackles (eight solo)...In conference-opening win vs. UNLV (Oct. 4), dropped power back Frank Summers for no gain in the first quarter...Against TCU (Oct. 11), recorded a then-career-best four tackles.
2007 (Freshman): Made his collegiate debut in season opener at Colorado (Sept. 1), and played in all 12 contests on special teams; shifted from offensive line to defensive line early in the regular season.
2006: Redshirted as a true freshman offensive lineman in his first season of college eligibility.
High School: Named first-team all-state as a senior at Scott Community (Kan.) High School...Selected to the Kansas Elite 11 team, comprised of the state's top 11 players regardless of classification...Played on both the offensive and defensive lines...Two-time all-league selection...Won the 275-pound wrestling title as a junior...A three-year starter in football for head coach Bill Arnold...Also competed in track (shot and discus), and qualified for the state meet.
Personal: Given name Guy Harrison Miller...Born Jan. 29, 1988, in Scott City, Kan. ...Son of Jim and Carmen Miller...Has one sister...Worked an internship at the Larimer County Detention Center during the summer of 2010...Visited Foothills Gateway adult-care services to play video games such as Wii, put puzzles together, and get to know some of the members and their families in February before the '10 season...For a week during the summer of 2010, helped struggling students with reading at Tavelli Elementary in Fort Collins...A sociology major...Hometown: Scott City, Kan.
Strengths: An explosive athlete from his DT position. Very quick feet that allows him to always be the first guy off the snap. Gets into the backfield regularly with his quickness. Able to penetrate into the backfield and disrupt plays. Redirects his feet well on stunts and slants, as well as when he finds the location of the ball and pursues the ball carrier. Consistently gets pressure on the QB with a few pass rush moves (bull, rip, club).
Weaknesses: Doesn't always play with good leverage, especially versus the run. Lacks the lower body strength to anchor against the run, as he can be driven off the ball. Plays with high pads occasionally.
Projection: UDFA who projects well as a 4-3 under tackle because of his quickness, but he will have to improve his strength and consistency to make it at the NFL level."