Overview: Rontez Miles is a Safety from California University of Pennsylvania who is currently on the New York Jets. In 2014, he was one of the players awarded by the NFL with the Ed Block Courage Award.
Strengths: Fast, knows how to use his body. Athletic. Physical. Versatile can also contribute on special teams. A great and an aggressive hitter. Good against the run and against the pass. Good hands. Great hitter. Great at the line of scrimmage. A good blitzer.
Weaknesses: Lack of ideal size. Could improve on tracking the football. Instincts could use some improvements.
How he fits the New York Jets: Currently the two starters at the safety position include Calvin Pryor and Marcus Gilchrist. Miles has been impressive during mini camp and his ability to also contribute on special team’s may help him land a spot on the final roster. Mile’s ball-hawk skills and his ability to blitz would be an great asset to the Jets defense since Bowles loves to blitz a lot on his style of defense.
Bottom Line: He has the physicality and the athleticism that coaches love in a safety. A great player to consider as a 3rd safety and a player that can contribute on special teams.