Kolton Miller Quietly the No. 2 Graded Pass-Blocking Offensive Tackle in the NFL

The Raiders haven’t inspired many positive headlines with their offensive line this year, but there is one story along their O-line that deserves a little more attention.

Former first-round pick Kolton Miller is quietly having the best year of his career and has been the second best pass-blocking tackle in the NFL this year (grading barely behind Cowboys’ LT Tyron Smith), according to Pro Football Focus analytics.

PFF Las Vegas Raiders on Twitter: “Kolton Miller has been a brick wall for Derek Carr this season.▪️ 86.7 Pass Blocking Grade (2nd among Tackles)▪️ 0 sacks allowed pic.twitter.com/2Oe03vk0os / Twitter”

Kolton Miller has been a brick wall for Derek Carr this season.▪️ 86.7 Pass Blocking Grade (2nd among Tackles)▪️ 0 sacks allowed pic.twitter.com/2Oe03vk0os

Making his zero sacks allowed even more impressive is the fact that Miller has taken more pass-blocking snaps (188) in “true pass sets” than any offensive tackle in the NFL. A “true pass set” is defined by Pro Football Focus as a play that “excludes plays with less than 4 rushers, play action, screens, short dropbacks and time-to-throws under 2 seconds.”

In other words, there is a case to be made that no offensive tackle in the NFL has been asked to do more in pass protection than Miller – yet he hasn’t given up a single sack.

Khalil Mack, Von Miller, Joey Bosa, and T.J. Watt have all lined up against the Raiders this year. But not one of them have tallied a sack on Miller’s watch.

That statistic alone is worthy of a headline, no?

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3 thoughts on “Kolton Miller Quietly the No. 2 Graded Pass-Blocking Offensive Tackle in the NFL

  1. John gruden caught alot of heat for draft picks and 2018 was definitely not a draft class to go down in RAIDERS history but kolton Miller is proving to be the best lineman out of that draft.

  2. The Raiders made several reaches over the last few years. At least one is proving them right. The others, so far, not so much.

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