WR Anthony Miller, Memphis

5’11” – 201 lbs. – 4.55e

Redshirted in his first year on campus, then sustained a season-ending injury which prevented him from playing in his redshirt freshman year. Started four of twelve games played and finished as the team’s third-leading receiver the following year before becoming a full-time starter and enjoying two highly productive campaigns to close out his college career, catching over ninety passes for over 1,400 yards in each, along with an average of sixteen touchdowns. Size is just adequate for a pro receiver. Often lined up in the slot, but also took some snaps on the outside. Volume receiver who was the centerpiece of his team’s offense. Has very quick feet at the line of scrimmage to release against press coverage. Very good route runner who was asked to run a lot of different routes at the college level, typically patterns at the short or intermediate level such as screens, drags, in routes, whips, comebacks, digs, and curls. Able to sink his hips into the route stem and create separation against man coverage. Good head-fakes. Has some nuance to his routes when running deep, which allowed him to create some opportunities on stop-and-go patterns down the field. Hands-catcher with good technique and the ability to reliably bring in passes away from his body, although he could be a little bit more aggressive about working his way back to the ball when targeted. Very good awareness and body control when working near the sidelines; shows the ability to get both feet down near the boundary. Capable of tracking and adjusting to passes over his shoulder. Dangerous screen-game target who does a good job of setting up and following his blocks and has the quickness and elusiveness to navigate tight spaces; was fed the ball and did a good job of using his athleticism to churn out big plays after contact. Can reliably make the first man miss and demonstrates the ability to escape from tough situations. Also carried the ball on jet sweeps designed to get him into space. Considered one of the hardest workers in the program. Very polished receiver who did everything well at the college level and who leaves little to the imagination in terms of usage and route running; some teams may view him as more of a slot receiver, but could potentially play flanker as well and stands a decent chance of being one of the first receivers off the board.

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