Anthony Miller, WR – Memphis
5110 – 190 | SR
WR Rank: 4
Pass Game Strengths
- Big-play ability. Natural playmaker.
- Excellent footwork/release off the line of scrimmage.
- Fantastic body control. Able to make drastic adjustments while the pass is in mid-air.
- Great, reliable hands. Catches away from his
- Makes contested catches look easy. Wrestles the ball away from bigger, stronger cornerbacks.
- Sideline presence is uncanny. Always knows exactly where his feet are along the boundary.
- Good high-point ability for a 5’11” receiver.
- Wide catch radius. Can make catches like he’s 6’3”.
- Deep ball tracking is one of his most NFL-ready traits. Easily follows the ball mid-flight.
- Good speed. Will likely run around a 4.50 40-yard dash during the draft process.
- Worked from both the slot and outside during his collegiate career.
- Great deep route Ability to turn around defenders via double moves.
Run Game Strengths
- Excellent burst off jet sweep handoffs.
- Utilizes change of speed while entering the second level. Can kick it into second and third gear when approaching defenders.
- Agility is NFL-caliber when running the ball out of the backfield.
- Good balance when taking hits from defenders.
Pass Game Weaknesses
- At the start of his routes, he can run extremely upright and stiff. Can cause him to lose a touch of speed and acceleration.
- Concentration will occasionally lack when he senses a big hit approaching.
- Somewhat of a limited route tree. Largely in part to Memphis’ offensive system.
- Not extremely experienced in short to mid-range route running. Would like to see more than just smoke screens and drag routes.
Run Game Weaknesses
- Ball security can become a bit careless.
Anthony Miller is an explosive playmaker who is capable of playing both outside and slot in the NFL. His all-around skill set will allow him to contribute to a team’s passing attack immediately. Though he is not the tallest or thickest receiver, Miller makes up for it with his elite footwork and release and knack for coming back to the ball along the sideline to make circus catches. Expect him to creep into the late first round of the NFL draft while making a push for the top five in upcoming dynasty rookie drafts.
NFL Draft Prediction
Early-to-Mid 2nd Round
NFL Player Comparison
When rookie drafts roll around in early May, I would be looking to target Miller in the 1.05-1.08 range. Because of his high floor and enormous upside, he would be an easy selection in the mid 1st round.