Anthony Miller

Memphis
WR

Prospect Info

College
Memphis
Hometown
Class
Memphis, TN
Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
5' 11"
201 lbs
31 5/8”
Hands
10 5/8”

Prospect Grade

5.79
Chance to Become NFL Starter
How We Grade

2018 Draft Results

Drafted by
Chicago
Bears
Round 2 ‧ Pick 19
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A Memphis product, Miller not only excelled at football in high school, but was also a state 110-meter hurdle champion and was a runner-up in the long jump. That athleticism didn't get on the field for the Tigers in 2013 (redshirted, winning the team's award for top scout player on offense) or 2014 (pre-season injury). Miller played in 12 games, starting four, when given the chance in 2015. He caught 47 passes for 694 yards and five touchdowns. Once Riley Ferguson came to campus, Miller was able to use his deep speed, strong hands, and physicality to their full potential. He was a second-team All-American Athletic Conference pick in his junior year, making 95 receptions for 1,434 yards and 14 touchdowns.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Round 3
NFL Comparison
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Overview
Ultra-competitive and highly productive, Miller plays with a chip on his shoulder that has driven him to out-work the man across from him. While he played both inside and out for Memphis, some teams could struggle with figuring out his best fit. His inconsistent hands are definitely a concern, but his ability to get open and to work all three levels of the field increase his chances for success as a WR3.
Strengths
  • Rapid-fire stutter steps and head fakes defeat outside and inside leverage
  • Effective setting up route-stems
  • Accelerates out of cuts creating throwing window
  • Scratches and claws over top of press and has early quickness to stack them
  • Can work inside or outside and has been effective on all three levels
  • Former walk-on with elevated level of competitiveness
  • Field fast throughout the route
  • Top notch ball tracker whose focus sharpens down the field
  • Body adjustments to haul in challenging catches is excellent
  • Works with scrambling quarterbacks
  • Slick with his feet near the sideline
  • Creates yardage after the catch
Weaknesses
  • Short stepper
  • Pops straight up before breaking route off and could be challenged by zone corners looking to disrupt his momentum with redirects
  • Routes carry wasted motion with excessive arm and upper body action
  • Might be quicker than fast
  • Outstanding focus on deep throws turns into shoddy concentration on short ones
  • Will drop and double catch simple, short throws
  • Ball security is a concern after the catch with five career fumbles

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GRADE
9.00-10
Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99
Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99
Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49
Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99
Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49
Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99
Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49
NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19
Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00
50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99
Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74
Chance to be in an NFL training camp
NO GRADE
Likely needs time in developmental league