Scouting Report: Anthony Miller, WR, Memphis

By Kelby Goodman

Number: #3 | Hometown: Memphis, TN | Height: 5100 | Weight: 190 | Forty: 4.44E | Combine: Yes | Year: 2018


The Memphis native and former walk-on has some of the most impressive game film of any wide out in the entire 2018 NFL Draft Class. He’s more quick twitch than fast, shows an innate ability to get separation with extremely quick feet and elusiveness in the open field. Once he gets past the coverage, he stacks the corner, which allows him to get into a strong position in order to make a play on the ball. He possesses big hands and great body control, which helped him make catches away from his body, including some spectacular diving catches such as his 41-yarder against UCLA. Despite being able to make the difficult catches, there were other times where he committed maddening drops on screens and other easy pass routes—concentration appeared to be a little bit of an issue. He finished as the all-time leader in Memphis history for receptions, yards and receiving touchdowns, averaging 95 catches, 1,448 yards and 16 touchdowns over his final two seasons. While he showcased the ability to line up inside or outside for the Tigers, he projects as a slot receiver at the next level, which makes him a strong candidate to hear his name called on day two of the draft. His style of play is similar to that of Randall Cobb who, when healthy, has flourished as a slot receiver and provides great yards after the catch.


2017 (Senior): Started all 13 games…broke his own school record with 96 receptions, 1,462 receiving yards and 18 touchdowns. Averaged a career best 15.2 yards per catch.

2016 (Junior): Started all 13 games … Put together the best season by a receiver in school history … Set school season records for receptions (95), receiving yards (1,434), TD catches (14) and 100-yard receiving games (8) … Led the squad with 1,600 all-purpose yards (69 rush/1,434 receive/97 punt return) … His 1,600 all-purpose yards are the fourth-most for a season in program history (top-three season all-purpose yardage totals are held by DeAngelo Williams) … Ranked among the American Athletic Conference leaders in receptions (4th; 95), receptions per game (4th; 7.3), receiving yards (2nd; 1,434), receiving yards per game (2nd; 110.3), all-purpose yards (3rd; 1,600) and all-purpose yards per game (5th; 123.1) … Also ranked among FBS leaders in receiving yards (9th), receiving yards per game (9th) and TD catches (9th) … Had 13 multi-reception games, including five contests with double-digit catches.

2015 (Sophomore): Played in 12 games … Made four starts … Missed the game at Houston with an injury … Caught a pass in all 12 games in which he played … Squad’s third-leading receiver in receptions (47) and second in yardage (694) … Grabbed a team-high five TD passes … His 14.8 yards per catch was third on team … Registered 11 multi-catch games.

2014 (Redshirt Freshman): Did not see any game action … Preseason injury sidelined him for the campaign.

2013 (Freshman): Redshirted.

High School: Three-year letterman for head coach Kevin Lacastro at Christian Brothers High School … A 2012 FOX13 All- Mid-South Team on offense … Participated in the 2012 AutoZone Liberty Bowl All-Star Classic and scored two TD … Finished prep career as the Purple Wave’s all-time leading receiver with 1,779 yards … Also had 14 career TD … A two-time Commercial Appeal Best of Preps selection in 2011 and 2012 … Helped the Purple Wave post a 9-2 overall record in 2012 … Christian Brothers ended the regular season with a four-game win streak … Won the last four games by an average of 30 points … Member of the 2012 Purple Wave team that made a Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) Division 2-AA state playoffs quarterfinal appearance … Four-year track and field letterman … A 2013 Commercial Appeal Best of the Preps Track and Field Athlete of the Year finalist … The 2013 Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) Division II Class AA state 110m hurdles champion (14.44) … Undefeated in the 110m hurdles in 2013 … Also TSSAA Division II Class AA state runner-up in the long jump (22-11.75) … Two-time regional 110m hurdles champion in 2012 and 2013 … Holds school records in the long jump, triple jump, 300m hurdles and 110m hurdles.

Personal: Son of Tony and Andrea Miller … Born in Memphis … Birthday is October 9 … Has one sister, Alainee … Sociology major.