If I'm completely honest with you, this year's recipient crop is a bit … disappointing, until now. Calvin Ridley, Courtland Sutton and James Washington had all really attractive qualities in their own rights, but nobody really jumped off the screen and it seemed they had that factor .
Until now .
Anthony Miller was lightning in a bottle in the four games I saw. This child made me jump from my seat a few times times with some spectacular captures he made.
And he threw in all kinds of impressive captures in those games.
From short routes to intermediate routes …
… to silly flysters at the bottom of the field.
Thirty-one catches in four games are pretty good in their own right, but the quality of some of those catches, especially what he did after the ball was in his hands, was just ridiculous.
Oh, and seven of those captures were for touchdowns.
Miller not only had speed to burn, but he was also quite physical in the passing game. Your ability to fight the line of scrimmage and make contested captures is not something you see every day from college receivers.
It was also fun to see Miller finish his captures looking for contact. Every time he had the ball in his hands he fought for every yard he could get from that reception.
Miller's ability to run with the ball in his hands means he will not always have to catch the routes to make big plays. Covete the receiver that can convert a lot to a little because the statistically deeper routes are smaller percentage runs. With Miller, all you have to do is put the ball in your hands one way or another and then relax and see how the magic happens.
It's not the largest type of 5 & 11; and 190 pounds, but Miller was also surprisingly adept at transporting the shoulder slumps which, combined with his ability to win on the line in the fast internal routes, also makes it a legitimate threat to the red zone.
What I'm saying is that I'm trying to defeat him near him the finish line probably does not turn out well for you, bruh.
After all that praise, of course there are some things that I do not like about Miller's tape.
For example, his blockade left a much to be desired.
One thing that irritated me was the fact that Miller was constantly trying to look back and see where the ball carrier was instead of just focusing on making a good block.
There was also this play when he was picked up, rag and brutally pushed b ack in the corridor, and curse was so ugly.
But Miller was not all bad as a blocker, and once or twice he really did a really nice job his man is business.
And to keep the money, Miller is a guy who brings well to the passing game that I'm not too concerned about his shortcomings as a blocker.
Yes, he will have to work on that, but the NFL receivers are paid to make catches. People got excited about the blocking of Laquon Treadwell a few years ago, including myself, but he has not set the world on fire in the NFL, has he?
Personally, I would rather I have a receiver who makes great time captures and blocks his butt. If I have to choose between the two I get the type that appears on the statistics sheet every week as Miller does it instead of the extra Linter.
Yes, I said it.
Did I mention that Miller had nine catches of 20 yards or more and several others that were alone under that threshold, too?
Yes, I can work with that.
Now Miller did has three falls in those four games.
Miller also lost the ball once running with the ball after a catch and on another occasion he and his quarterback seemed to confuse the trade in a speed sweep, so the safety of the ball is a legitimate concern.
However, after seeing some of the captures that this child made, it is almost impossible for me to say that he has "bad hands".
Did you get a couple of concentration lapses? Absolutely. And he certainly needs to work on that.
But those were definitely the exceptions and not the rule in the four games I saw.
Unfortunately Miller was recovering from a foot injury so he could not do anything in the field of the combine, but he had a very good professional day in Memphis, recording a 4.48 in the 40 and a 39-inch vertical that reflected the type of athlete I saw on the treadmill.  In Miller, I see a guy who can line up all over the place, execute any kind of route that needs it, a guy who can take the top of the defense, a guy who can make tough captures, and a guy It will maximize your production with your effort when the ball is in your hands.
Of all the receivers that I've broken down this draft season, he's the guy one who seems to have that "it" factor.
I know that Miller did not play in a Power 5 conference, and maybe his name is not as well known as some of the other guys in t he is positioned in this draft, but of the four receivers with whom I've made inquiries , is the one that I see as having the most potential to fight in the NFL. For me it's a first-round talent, but I really do not care where it ends up being recruited. At the end of the day, no matter where he is chosen, Anthony Miller will be a problem for defenses once he arrives in the league.
Since I do not have access to all- 22 for the college football games, I use the next best option for my draft profiles and I go to Draft Breakdown where they post the television copy of a lot of games of the best prospects already cut and ready to work. Unfortunately they only had three games for Anthony Miller so I had to use Google to find one more. For the purposes of this breakdown, I saw Miller play against UCLA, UCF, UConn and Iowa State . Those represented the second, fourth, fifth and thirteenth games on the Memphis calendar last season, respectively.