STRENGTHS - Miles has solid quickness and foot speed which allows him to turn the corners quickly on a reverse. He is willing to block and shows the ability to be a physical blocker. He is also a guy that will lower his shoulder and take the hard hits in order to gain a couple of extra yards. He gets off the snap well and quickly gets off the line and he also has a 2nd level of speed that he can use to get down the field. Reacts well to the ball, made a nice diving diving catch in the California game where he was able to turn quickly a dive on a poorly thrown ball.
WEAKNESSES - While Miles can be a physical blocker and a willing blocker, there are times where he does not show good form and will therefore throw himself at the defender leaving himself open to injury against the bigger LB in the NFL. He is not able to use his quickness and speed as his route running is suspect and does not show the moves to fake out the DB's and therefore it's very difficult for him to get open down the field. His footwork is below average and does not have the ability to go down the field and plant his feet well and explode back to the ball. He does not have the explosive ability in the open field.
SUMMARY - Miles is a player that looks as though he will give you effort whenever he is put on the field, however his skill set is too limited for him to make a big enough impact at the NFL level. While he has the quickness and speed to get down the field and turn the corners well on reverse plays, he does not show any head fakes or hard cuts in his route running. His routes are more rounded than they are cuts, allowing the DB or LB to recover quickly if beat. This also affects his down the field ability, as he has the quickness to get down the field, but he does not possess the moves to catch DB's off guard and get enough steps on them to make the big play even though he does show that he has a 2nd gear that he will use. Miles does not explode well in the open field. There were several WR screens that ASU ran, but he does not have the explosiveness or the skillset in the open field to be successful enough. Miles was also ASU's punt returner. He has the quickness and foot speed to be successful here, but he needs to improve his footwork and use more head fakes and jukes and cut more sharply. If nothing else, Miles has shown that he can be a very physical player, will block when he is asked to and showed that he will be physical with the defender. He is also a guy that will give up his body and take a pounding in order to gain a couple of extra yards. Overall, I do not see Miles as a talented enough player to be drafted, however, with his initial quickness and speed I believe he will be given the opportunity as an undrafted free agent.