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Jordan Miller Drafted by Atlanta Falcons in 5th Round

The former Husky corner goes off the board with pick 172

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CB Jordan Miller became the 7th Husky drafted this weekend when he was selected by the Atlanta Falcons with the 34th pick in the 5th round of the 2019 NFL Draft; 172nd overall. He joins fellow Husky Kaleb McGary who was also selected by the Falcons in the first round on Thursday night.

Jordan Miller was a 2 year starter for the Huskies taking over after Sidney Jones and Kevin King were both taken in the 2nd round of the 2016 NFL Draft. He was one of the best corners in the country in 2017 before breaking his leg at the end of the loss at Arizona State which ended his season. He came returned from the injury in 2018 and was again very good although not quite what he had been pre-injury. He finished his Husky career with 6 career interceptions.

There was some thought that Miller might be a good fit with the local Seahawks because of how they value press corners which is Miller’s strength. So it shouldn’t be a surprise that he ended up in Atlanta which is led by former Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn and runs the same defensive scheme as Seattle. The Falcons already have former Husky Desmond Trufant but also drafted Colorado’s Isaiah Oliver in the 2nd round last season. The odds are that Miller will start out the season as a backup while contributing on special teams but will potentially have a chance to ultimately succeed Trufant who had his first ever season without an interception in 2018.

Best of luck to Jordan in his journey in the NFL!