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Sean’s Scout: Memphis WR Anthony Miller a Needed Weapon for Cowboys

Slotted to pick 19th overall in the , the find themselves in position to add a first-round talent to a team that fell just short of the at 9-7 in 2017. Faltering entirely on without RB too many times this season, it's hard to argue this asset is not best spent on new talent at WR.

The Cowboys haven't drafted a in the since 2010, trading up for 's . Frequent and the inability to develop with QB have diminished Bryant's status as a star receiver in Dallas, and it may be time to overhaul the position entirely.

After scouting Memphis WR Anthony Miller, he may be just what the Dallas Cowboys need. Let's take a closer look at his fit in the Cowboys' offense in the first draft-season edition of Sean's Scout.

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With 96 receptions for 1,462 yards and 18 touchdowns in his final season at Memphis, Senior WR is one of the top players at his position in the 2018 . These inflated numbers in the Tigers’ pass-happy offense do little to highlight Miller as a next level prospect…

This film clip and quote from my full scouting report on Miller shows the pure play-making ability Miller has. Miller wouldn't fill the Cowboys need for an over-the-top burner at WR, but he has no problem tracking the ball with ease and adjusting in the air to make big plays down the field.

…Miller is as tough of a cover as you’ll find thanks to his explosive and concise off the line.

Anthony Miller is certainly a “Dak-friendly” pass catcher, as he possesses the catch radius to snag passes away from his frame using his exceptionally strong hands. Even when he is covered, Miller is open vertically.

With that said, Miller has more than enough ability to separate with good initial quickness and elite balance through his routes.

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…he wastes no time accelerating through the , and running with a powerful stride that makes it difficult to bring him down.

There may be better technical route runners in this draft class, but few set up defenders as consistently well as Miller — who has the production to match these NFL traits.

A willing run blocker too, Miller could walk into Dallas and immediately earn snaps as an X, Z, or Y receiver. Miller's best fit to start his career is likely as a Z receiver, drawing less attention in coverage while being allowed to run a full route tree.

…Miller gets on cornerbacks in a hurry, setting them up with his fluidity and size to track the football through contact.

A potential replacement for with the Cowboys, Miller is somewhat of a similar player in the way he wins with mostly size.

The Memphis product would still be an upgrade over Williams though, as it is much easier to get the ball in Miller's hands. Add in the red-zone ability that Anthony Miller has to box out defenders, and the run-after-catch burst as an inside target, and Miller is a weapon the Cowboys could desperately use.

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…I found myself constantly impressed with the speed at which Miller gets up the field when taking the ball underneath.

Miller will have nothing but opportunities to raise his draft stock over the coming months. He will be at this month's , receiving NFL-level to refine his game. The Combine will also be critical for Miller's testing numbers to confirm the athlete seen on tape dominating at Memphis will take the next step.

Earning a grade on my 2018 NFL Draft Board, there is a chance the Cowboys have to use their first round pick if they truly want Anthony Miller in Silver and Blue. A very complete player that fills a need, Miller as the Cowboys first pick could make plenty of sense in April.

Sean Martin
Sean Martinhttp://wmscradio.com/show/upon-further-review/
Born January 28th, 1996- Cowboys Super Bowl XXX. Point Boro Panther, Montclair State Red Hawk, and most importantly a proud member of Cowboys Nation! I host "Upon Further Review" on 90.3 WMSC FM and wmscradio.com every Friday from 1-4 PM ET. Twitter: @SeanMartinNFL.

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Ervinlang318

Doesnt matter If we get him our OC will still have him running End Arounds on 3rd and Goal

Nathaniel Wright

I would love it. Especially with the ineffectiveness of Butler and Beasley last year. Miller would definitely demand attention giving his playmaking ability which would open up the field for Dez. But the most beautiful thing about Miller is his work ethic. He earned his way from a preferred walk on to all american all because of his willingness to grind.That makes his route running ability legit which will translate to the next level. However as mentioned the Boys don’t have too much history taking receivers in the 1st round so I’m thinking they’ll use the pick on DT especially since you project he might be a number 2 receiver at best. But if he falls to them at pick 50 look out. But I would prefer the get him in the 1st bc the defense is not that bad and still have a lot of young developing players moreso than the offense.

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