Name: Anthony Miller
Class: Redshirt Senior
With the 2018 Senior Bowl approaching and accepted invites rolling in by the day I will be profiling players attending and highlighting a facet of their game that makes them one of the best players in the nation at their respective position.
Today we have Memphis WR Anthony Miller. A native of Memphis, Tennessee, Miller rewrote his hometowns record books. Miller, who was a walk-on at Memphis, now holds the Tigers school records for receptions, receiving yards, receiving touchdowns, 100-yard receiving games, and is 2nd in yards from scrimmage, behind DeAngelo Williams.
Miller is the focal point of an extremely wide receiver friendly passing game - racking up yards via bubble screens but as you'll see below there is more to his game. Miller can get on top of defenses and has some of the best hands in the nation. From one-handed grabs, 50-50 jump balls with a defender raking down on his arms and diving over the shoulder catches, Miller does it all and makes it look easy. Always catching the ball with his hands away from his body, Miller is the antithesis of Cowboys WR Terrance Williams. His play the past two years has truly been exceptional.
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Miller's usage in the short passing game is reminiscent of how the Dolphins have utilized Jarvis Landry. Miller will likely roam the slot in the NFL but in a position agnostic offense like the Patriots, I can see him being used all over a formation from the outside to out of the backfield to create mismatches down the field or to get him in space.