Simply put, Ravens cornerback Prince Miller was toast during the first week of training camp in Westminster. But you would expect an undrafted rookie to be overmatched lining up against the likes of Anquan Boldin and Derrick Mason at his first NFL camp.
Miller, a new father, has picked up his play as camp has progressed, and he had a solid performance last Thursday in the Ravens' 17-12 preseason win over the Panthers.
The former Georgia Bulldog broke up two passes and made three tackles, and his spectacular 57-yard punt return -- in which he broke several tackles -- impressed Ravens assistant head coach and special teams coordinator Jerry Rosburg.
(In case you haven't seen it, I've embedded the clip after the jump.)
"He had an excellent punt return," Rosburg said Monday. "[He] broke a lot of tackles, made some guys miss, and [it] really was an electric play. I think he showed that he's got the ability in punt return to make a difference, and he did certainly in that game.
"While the play was blocked pretty well, it wasn't blocked as well as it was run by him."
Defensive coordinator Greg Mattison praised Prince, too, noting that the 22-year-old cornerback has been holding his own in practice.
"He's getting challenged by such great receivers every day in practice, so now you're going to be able to find out, 'Can he play?'" Mattison said. "We're closer to that now. We can see that every practice."