With the graduation of Evan Schwann and Garrett Sickles leaving for the NFL draft, Penn State’s depth chart is now wide open at defensive end.
Right atop that chart for 2017 should be Philadelphia product Shareef Miller.
Miller has shown flashes of brilliance in his time for the Nittany Lions but, as was noted by head coach James Franklin last season, has lacked consistency at times.
Now in his redshirt sophomore season, expect Miller to change that and if he does so, become one of the better defensive ends in the Big Ten.
At 6-5, 255 pounds, Miller is startling quick and more athletic than many others at his size across the country. His combination of pace and power make him a prime candidate to become a force as a rush end.
2017 could hold big things for number 48.