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Prospect Profile: Miles Killebrew



Safety|Southern Utah|RS Senior

Height:6 feet, 2 inches |Weight:217 pounds

College Stats

2015:Killebrew started all 12 games he played in 2015. He led the Thunderbirds with 132 tackles (74 solo) and recorded 2.5 tackles for loss and seven passes broken up. Killebrew helped Southern Utah to an 8-4 regular-season record and was part of a defense that allowed only 12 passing touchdowns for the season and limited opponents to an average of 190.3 passing yards per game.

Career:Killebrew started all 48 games he played in, recording 356 tackles (211 solo), 9.5 tackles for loss, 21 passes broken up and three interceptions. Killebrew earned All-Big Sky recognition in each season: honorable mention in 2012 and 2013, second team in 2014, and first team in 2015. He also played a key part of special teams, blocking two kicks during the 2015 season.

Combine Results:

40-yard dash: 4.65 seconds

Bench press: 22 reps (1*)

Vertical jump: 38 inches (t2*)

Broad jump: 10 feet, 7 inches (3*)

3-cone drill: 6.93 seconds (3*)

20-yard shuttle: 4.18 seconds (4*)

60-yard shuttle: 11.02 seconds (2*)

*ranking among 2016 safety class at NFL Combine

Summary:Killebrew offers teams a larger-bodied safety who has demonstrated the ability to move between free and strong safety and fluctuate weight as needed. Washington Post writer Master Tesfatsion argued that Killebrew could play linebacker in the NFL:

"Killebrew […] weighed 230 pounds during his final season but dropped weight to show NFL teams his fluid movement as a safety in coverage. He wasn't asked to do much of that in college. The Henderson, Nevada, native said he was often in the box and, for the most part, carried a heavier frame to serve as a run supporter."

Killebrew came in and started as a redshirt freshman at Southern Utah, finishing third on the team in tackles (69) and blocking a kick in 2012. As a sophomore, Killebrew broke up two passes and recovered two fumbles, one of which he returned 89 yards for a touchdown, the second-longest fumble return in school history. During his junior season in 2014, Killebrew finished second on the team with 101 total tackles and had three interceptions for 105 return yards and one touchdown.

Killebrew did not miss a game in his collegiate career.

Stacking up:NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks ranked Killebrew as the number five safety in his pre-combine position rankings, while his counterpart Mike Mayock ranked Killebrew as the number four safety around the combine but has moved him down in the rankings this month.  

Versatile background:Killebrew attended Foothill High School in Nevada, where he was listed as a cornerback. He also occasionally played offense. Under Coach Marty Redmond, Killebrew played both running back and wide receiver, rushing 86 times for 392 yards and five touchdowns while also contributing three receiving touchdowns.

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