Miller has been projected by some NFL analysts as a first-round pick in the April draft after steadily improving last season. UCLA’s offensive line allowed 29 sacks, ranking sixth in the Pac-12 Conference, but the team’s running game largely struggled, averaging 113.4 yards rushing to rank No. 115 in the country.
Frankly, given the struggles the UCLA offensive line had in 2016, Miller probably would have been served well by another year of college football. In fact, considering the fact that the offense was still only ranked 115th in the country in rushing, another year probably would have been good for Miller.
But, by signing with Octagon today, the door has been shut on that. Octagon tweeted out the announcement.
Bolch also notes that Octagon also signed center Scott Quessenberry and defensive lineman Matt Dickerson. Both Quessenberry and Dickerson are seniors and had no remaining eligibility. Based on tweets from Octagon, the pair signed with on Saturday.
It still remains to be whether juniors Josh Rosen, Jordan Lasley, Adarius Pickett or Nate Meadors will return to school or declare for the draft. The deadline to declare for the 2018 NFL Draft is January 15th.