2017: 96 catches for 1,462 yards (15.2 average), 18 TDs
2016: 95 catches for 1,434 yards (15.1 average), 14 TDs
2015: 47 catches for 694 yards (14.8 average), 5 TDs
One of my favorite players in the draft, Anthony Miller went from walk on, to injured, to putting up two of the more prolific back to back receiving seasons in college football history. That kind of production simply cannot be ignored. Nearly 3,000 yards from scrimmage and 29 touchdowns (1 rushing.) Miller plays excessively quick and with a grit that is infectious. His size will concern teams but all he has done in his football career out work everyone else and put points on the scoreboard. He will make it in the NFL.
His feet are a blur and he's route running savant, especially underneath. He uses quick cuts and sudden movement to separate from defenders with ease. He has a high motor and plays with a chip on his shoulder. Competes on every single play. Has the hands to make absurd catches although there were some focus drops. He's elusive after the catch and has strength to break tackles despite small stature. Miller also tracks the deep ball well and knows the whole route tree. Effective on all three levels.
Size is definitely a concern, as more physical corners are going to be able to bully and reroute Miller. He won't have the same speed advantage either, and will have to be very clean with his routes and timing. Often over jukes, disrupting his own routes. Drop issues seem to be more about focus than poor hands. Needs to be more consistent there.
As I said at the outset, despite being undersized, Miller has all the tools and mind set to be a successful pro. He is flying under the radar because of his size and small school pedigree, but the tape doesn't lie. Miller is polished, fast, and dangerous with the ball in his hands. This is a guy that I'm reaching for in my dynasty draft.
Antonio Brown (I told you he was one of my favorite players)
Recovering from a Jones Fracture but looked good on his Pro Day
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