Cleveland Browns: Top 5 mid-round picks to target in 2018 NFL Draft
Offensive coordinator Todd Haley has worked with some serious talent in the past. During his time with the Pittsburgh Steelers, he had one absolutely game-breaking wide receiver in his arsenal: Antonio Brown.
In this draft class, one receiver has drawn a few comparisons to Brown. Coming out of Memphis, Anthony Miller could be the next great NFL receiver.
This season, Miller hauled in 96 receptions for a total of 1,462 yards and 18 touchdowns. His long was 89 yards, and he even had 10 rushing attempts on the season.
There are many physical attributes that Haley should absolutely love about Miller and that should remind Haley of Brown.
First and foremost, Miller’s hands are incredibly. Standing at 5-foot-11 and weighing 190 pounds, Miller’s size is not overpowering. However, his hands and catching range are incredible, especially for someone of his stature.
Next, Miller’s route-running is possibly the cleanest in the class. His greatest attribute is his ability to break away from defenders with his gorgeous routes. Miller’s decent amount of speed, mixed with his route-running, can make him a true threat at the next level.
The redshirt senior from Memphis is already beginning to draw attention, and could be a first- or second-round pick after the Scouting Combine. For now, though, he sits in the third- or fourth-round range.
Out of all the receivers in this class, Miller’s ceiling could easily be the highest. Right now, he is something of an unknown. With some work from Haley and the Browns other offensive coaches, he could be something truly special.