vs Morgan St ('19), vs Delaware St. ('19)
In coverage, Mills has quick feet and does a good job of mirroring opposing defenders. He utilizes the trail technique well and shows an ability to close ground against his competition on a consistent basis. In man coverage, he keeps consistent contact and does a decent job of utilizing the sideline to pin recievers along it. In zone coverage, he shows very good spacial understanding and keys in on passing concepts well. Very smooth with his switches between recievers and can key on open recievers in his deep zone. Tries to bait throws and closes quickly to make plays on the ball. He does a good job incorporating hands while battling and when playing the ball. Reads the ball well in the air.
A lack of competition rarely had him playing against very good route runners and rarely anyone who will try to be overly physical with him. Against the run, he does show a willingness to tackle but he keys in with bad angles that can take him out of the play. Saw issues against double moves that get his hips frozen or bites a little too hard. While reading the backfield, can have some issues of losing track of his reciever and trail too far behind. In off man coverage, his hips get too high and makes it difficult for him to smoothly transition from pedal to running with reciever. Change of direction to downhill can be an issue and has fluidity issues when flipping his hips in coverage. Doesn't look comfortable playing over top of receivers.
As a boundary corner for North Carolina Central, Bryan Mills showed some important developmental traits that are very appealing to teams that like instinctive, smart, lengthy corners. Still a bit raw as he only started 10 games for UNC Central after transfering in from College of Canyons. He projects best in a predominently zone system thats focus in on cover 3 or 4. Should go sometime day 3 but a good showing at the senior bowl could have him jump into day 2 as one of the better MEAC players for this draft class.
Big Play Ability
Engage with Blockers