With their sixth round selection, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers address the offensive side of the ball by picking Bowling Green wide receiver Scott Miller.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have selected their second player from the MAC this year. After taking Sean Bunting in the second round, the Buccaneers have taken Bowling Green wide receiver Scott Miller with their sixth round pick.
A significant contributor for the Falcons over the last three seasons, Miller has one 1,000 yard receiving season in 2018, and two others that bordered on the edge of that mark against MAC competition. Miller finished his career with over 2,800 yards and 23 touchdowns on 215 catches over four years. In 2018, Miller tallied 1,148 yards on 71 and nine touchdowns for Bowling Green.
While Miller did not get an invitation to his pro day, he put on a show at his pro day. At just 5’9 and 174 pounds, Miller looks like the replacement for former slot receiver Adam Humphries who departed for the Tennessee Titans.
At his pro day, he ran a blazing 4.36 second 40 yard dash and a sub-seven second 3-cone drill. Additionally Miller hit 34 inches on his vertical jump and 10’3 feet on his broad jump. Impressive numbers from a relatively unknown target who now hears his name called in the sixth round.
Needing a slot receiver, Miller looks to fill that void in Tampa Bay for the Buccaneers. While head coach Bruce Arians has stated Chris Godwin will take over some of the slot role, Miller will give the Buccaneers some depth at the wide receiver position, give Godwin a breather, and even carve out his own playing time and role in the Buccaneers’ offense.
The Buccaneers have one more pick in the draft and look to capitalize on it and add more talent to their roster. Coming up soon to start the seventh round, the Buccaneers will be back on the clock.