By: Steve Johnson
Anthony Miller, WR Memphis
5’11 1/8 201 31 5/8″ arms, 10 5/8″ hands
4.50 40, 39″ vert, 125″ broad jump *all pro day numbers
2015: 12 games. 47 rec, 694 yards, 5 TDs
2016: 13 games. 95 rec, 1434 yards, 14 TDs
2017: 13 games. 96 rec, 1462 yards, 18 TDs
Misc. Stats: 31 car, 148 yards, 3 TDs. 20 PR, 136 yards. 6 KR, 136 yards in career. Completed 1 of 3 passes for 35 yards.
Accolades: 2016 Second-team All-AAC, 2017 First-team All-AAC, 2017 All-American
Injuries: Shoulder injury in 2014.
History: From Memphis, attended Christian Brothers High School. Also ran track, was an undefeated Division II Class AA state 110m hurdles champion (14.44) and runner-up in the long jump. Walked-on at Memphis and redshirted in 2013, and again in 2014 due to injury.
Strengths: Extremely productive. Huge hands, can pluck balls out of the air with one hand. Gets off the line quickly, beats man coverage with quick feet and head fakes. Thick build, strong kid. Dangerous after the catch, good vision. Uses his body well to shield defenders on contested ball.
Weaknesses: Size, doesn’t have the height/length you’d like in a WR1. Not a burner, more quick footed than fast. Level of competition was subpar. Didn’t run a full NFL route tree in Memphis’ offense. Ball security is an issue.
Overview: Miller is a quick, not fast, receiver that can beat defenders with one step. His thick build and ability after the catch, will make him an impact receiver from the start. He is best suited in the slot, but can play on the outside as well.
Draft Projection: 2nd Round
Phanaddict Draft Grade: 5.80
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