Following a trade with the New England Patriots, the Chicago Bears have made their second selection in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft. With that pick, the Bears selected wide receiver Anthony Miller out of Memphis.
The Bears traded away their 2019 second round selection along with a fourth rounder this year to trade for Miller, who many consider having some of the best film of any receiver in the draft.
The biggest red flag on Miller is probably his age, as he will turn 24 during his rookie season. Miller is going to be the opposite receiver to Allen Robinson on the outside for the Bears, with Taylor Gabriel as the slot guy.
“I know there are a lot of really talented players you’re looking at. And pretty much all of them have a deep love for this game, But regardless of their passion, it’s hard for me to imagine another person who loves football as much as I do. More than anything else, it’s that love which has gotten me where I am.” – Anthony Miller (via Players Tribune)
Miller doesn’t have the greatest hands of any receivers in the draft, but Ryan Pace is banking on the fact that he will live up to the hype Draft Twitter has bestowed upon him.
Miller is the first wide receiver selected by the Bears since Kevin White, who was selected in the first round out of West Virginia in 2015.
Welcome to Chicago, Anthony Miller!