Kolton Miller

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Kolton Miller
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Kolton Miller during a college game for UCLA
No. 74 – Las Vegas Raiders
Position:Offensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1995-10-09) October 9, 1995 (age 26)
Redwood City, California
Height:6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Weight:325 lb (147 kg)
Career information
High school:Roseville (Roseville, California)
College:UCLA
NFL Draft:2018 / Round: 1 / Pick: 15
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 7, 2021
Games played:53
Games started:53
Player stats at NFL.com

Kolton Daniel Miller (born October 9, 1995) is an American football offensive tackle for the Las Vegas Raiders of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at UCLA.

College career

After redshirting in 2014, Miller made his first career start at UCLA in 2015 after Conor McDermott was injured against California. Miller took over as starting tackle for UCLA from that game on.[1] He later started the first five games of the 2016 season, but was injured against Arizona and was out for the rest of the season.[2] After the 2017 season, Miller announced that he would declare for the 2018 NFL Draft.[3]

Professional career

At the NFL combine, Miller set a combine record for an offensive lineman with a 10'1" broad jump.[4]

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 8+58 in
(2.05 m)
309 lb
(140 kg)
34+18 in
(0.87 m)
10+34 in
(0.27 m)
4.95 s 1.67 s 2.82 s 4.49 s 7.34 s 31+12 in
(0.80 m)
10 ft 1 in
(3.07 m)
24 reps
All values from NFL Draft[5][6]

Miller was drafted by the Oakland Raiders with the 15th overall pick in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft.[7] On May 18, 2018, Miller signed a four-year rookie deal.[8] He was named the Raiders starting left tackle to start the 2018 season, beating out veteran Donald Penn, who was moved to right tackle.[9][10] In Week 5 against the Los Angeles Chargers, Miller allowed 3 sacks on quarterback Derek Carr in a 26–10 loss.[11] In week 6 against the Seattle Seahawks, Miller allowed another three sacks on Carr. In Week 8 against the Indianapolis Colts, Miller and the offensive line bounced back and did not allow a single sack in the game.

Despite the signing of veteran Trent Brown, head coach Jon Gruden announced that Miller would remain at left tackle with Brown moving to right.[12]

Miller was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list by the team on October 22, 2020,[13] and was activated two days later.[14]

On April 2, 2021, Miller signed a three-year, $54.015 million contract extension with $42.6 million guaranteed with the Raiders, keeping him under contract through the 2025 season.[15][16]

References

  1. ^ Wang, Jack. "UCLA freshman tackle Kolton Miller making presence felt". Los Angeles Daily News.
  2. ^ Thuc Nhi Nguyen. "UCLA OT Kolton Miller in cast after injury vs. Arizona". Los Angeles Daily News.
  3. ^ Goldberg, Rob. "Kolton Miller Declares for 2018 NFL Draft After 3 Years at UCLA". Bleacher Report.
  4. ^ "NFL Combine results: Offensive line winners and losers in the bench press, 40-yard dash, and other workouts". SBNation.com. March 2, 2018. Retrieved April 16, 2018.
  5. ^ "NFL Draft Prospect Profile - Kolton Miller". nfl.com. March 1, 2018. Retrieved March 1, 2018.
  6. ^ "UCLA OT Kolton Miller : 2018 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile". NFLDraftScout.com. Retrieved May 12, 2018.
  7. ^ "Raiders Select Kolton Miller In First Round Of 2018 NFL Draft". Raiders.com. April 26, 2018. Archived from the original on April 27, 2018.
  8. ^ "Raiders sign Kolton Miller". NFL. Retrieved May 18, 2018.
  9. ^ Gutierrez, Paul (August 22, 2018). "Raiders' Kolton Miller solidifying starter status at left tackle". ESPN.com. Retrieved October 3, 2018.
  10. ^ Gutierrez, Paul (August 14, 2018). "Raiders' Donald Penn activated off PUP, moved to right tackle". ESPN.com. Retrieved October 3, 2018.
  11. ^ Bair, Scott (October 7, 2018). "Injury-riddled Raiders offensive line struggles vs. Chargers pass rush". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved October 10, 2018.
  12. ^ Teope, Herbie (May 3, 2019). "Jon Gruden: Trent Brown will play RT; Kolton Miller LT". NFL.com.
  13. ^ Dubow, Josh (October 22, 2020). "Raiders place 5 more players on COVID-19 list". APNews.com. Retrieved November 1, 2020.
  14. ^ Gutierrez, Paul (October 24, 2020). "Las Vegas Raiders activate offensive linemen Kolton Miller, Denzelle Good, Rodney Hudson, Gabe Jackson off COVID-19 list". ESPN.com. Retrieved November 1, 2020.
  15. ^ Patra, Kevin (March 30, 2021). "Raiders extend LT Kolton Miller for three years, $54.015M". NFL.com.
  16. ^ Edwards, Levi (April 2, 2021). "'It doesn't stop here' for Kolton Miller after signing multi-year extension with the Raiders". Raiders.com. Retrieved April 5, 2021.

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