School: Boston College
Aggressive. Heat-seeking missile who looks for contact. Textbook tackler with a blitz mentality. Good straight-line speed and revved motor for extended tackle range. Accelerates through contact. Speed and toughness creates potential opportunities at multiple linebacker spots. Special team’s demon with three blocked punts and 24 coverage tackles. An incredibly versatile prospect.
A little undersized for the NFL, could stand to put on a few pounds. His hand work is inconsistent. Needs to improve arsenal for shedding blockers and punching off lineman. Average change of direction talent. Extremely raw, but upside will be intriguing for NFL scouts.
How He Fits
Last year I desperately wanted Ted Thompson to grab a hybrid Safety/Outside Linebacker. In fact, I lobbied hard for Miles Killebrew, who unfortunately ended up on the Detroit Lions. During the season, we moved DB Micah Hyde into the hybrid position when we could along with SS Morgan Burnett at times.
Burnett is at his peak and playing at a high level. Only problem is that he is only available for a short number of years (I know he is only 28, but I tend to lean on the short side of top shelf tenure). Hyde is better suited as a nickel back. Milano could slot right into the hybrid position as a rookie and eventually assimilate into the SS role alongside FS Ha-Ha Clinton Dix. The versatility that Milano shows along with his ability to cover the whole field is too good to pass up. Get with it Ted and bring in that hybrid guy!