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Sam’s Film Room: Anthony Miller is the ideal slot WR for any offense

In this video, I wanted to look at Anthony Miller, wide receiver from Memphis. In my opinion, he’s the ideal slot receiver in the NFL. Miller is a really good route runner and he has really good balance to bring in balls that are thrown outside his frame. My one concern with him is that he has an issue with concentration drops on easy passes. He dropped 21 passes over the last two years. Even considering the high number of targets that were thrown his direction, that’s still not a good number. Considering all of these factors, I still gave him an early second round grade.

For his pro comparison, I see him as the next Jarvis Landry. Both receivers can line up in the slot and outside and both are really good route runners. Landry is known for his bubble screens and hitch routes by the line of scrimmage, but I think they can be downfield threats as well using their footwork and quickness to get open.

How this might affect the Seattle Seahawks

With the NFL evolving into three and four wide receiver sets, having a versatile receiver like Miller could be a benefit to any team. While he’s mainly a slot receiver, I think he is an underrated deep threat as well and can also line up outside. In my opinion, Miller will get picked somewhere in the second round. I don’t see the Seahawks taking him even if they trade down, though. A lot of what his role would translate to would be redundant with Doug Baldwin and Tyler Lockett still on the team, but he is so much fun to watch. It’ll be very interesting to see if Brian Schottenheimer adds a receiver or tight end to help his offense in the NFL Draft. Outside of the Seahawks, I think the Miami Dolphins, Chicago Bears, Buffalo Bills, and Jacksonville Jaguars would all be great fits for his skill-set.

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Predict Anthony Miller’s career! (out of 10)

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  • 28%
    Elite! (9-10)
    (27 votes)
  • 54%
    Good, but not great. (7-8)
    (52 votes)
  • 15%
    Meh. (4-6)
    (15 votes)
  • 2%
    Bust (1-3)
    (2 votes)
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