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Miles Killebrew Of Southern Utah Is Selected By The Lions With The #111 Overall Pick of the 2016 NFL Draft

Southern Utah was a footnote in college football, but Miles Killebrew has been able to help turn it around. Now he is part of the NFL.

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One of the hardest hitters in college football, Southern Utah safety Miles Killebrew will be taking his talents to the NFL after getting selected #111 overall by the Detroit Lions.

Killebrew is an explosive player that had 22 reps on the bench press, a 38 inch vertical leap, and a 127 inch broad jump. He was the top performer at safety in all three of those events at the combine. Killebrew is a physical specimen and is able to transfer that explosion to the field.

With the size and strength he possesses, Killebrew makes tackles with bad intentions. He is a violent player that will make multiple massive hits over a season, but is also an excellent form tackler. He was able to dominate in a four year run that included over 130 tackles as a senior.

He has the rare ability to use his hands in an aggressive manner and play as an extra athletic linebacker in the secondary. He is a very versatile player that can makes plays in the box and in space. Killebrew may need a little time to acclimate to the NFL, but he can be a solid starter for years to come.

Congratulations to Miles Killebrew and the Southern Utah Thunderbirds on getting drafted into the NFL.