Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Scotty Miller “most intriguing project player”

TOLEDO, OH - OCTOBER 15: Bowling Green Falcons wide receiver Scott Miller #21 runs the ball for a touchdown during the first quarter against the Toledo Rockets at Glass Bowl on October 15, 2016 in Toledo, Ohio. (Photo by Andrew Weber/Getty Images)
TOLEDO, OH - OCTOBER 15: Bowling Green Falcons wide receiver Scott Miller #21 runs the ball for a touchdown during the first quarter against the Toledo Rockets at Glass Bowl on October 15, 2016 in Toledo, Ohio. (Photo by Andrew Weber/Getty Images) /
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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers took Bowling Green wide receiver Scotty Miller in the sixth round of the 2019 NFL Draft, and he is already getting attention.

Bleacher Report’s Brent Sobleski took to the task of identifying a project player on every team that raises the most intrigue heading into training camp. He identifies a project as a player who “displays tremendous potential ready to be tapped” (Sobleski via Bleacher Report). For the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he pegged wide receiver Scotty Miller as the most intriguing player.

Miller was the sixth round pick for the Buccaneers in the 2019 NFL Draft and has shown he has speed to burn, which is much needed in Arians’ offensive system. Although Miller is listed at just 5-9 and 174 pounds, he put on a show at Bowling Green State’s pro day and put himself in position to be drafted.

Running a blazing 4.36 second 40 yard dash, a sub seven-second 3-cone drill, and a 4.02 second shuttle, Miller proved he has vertical speed, but also the agility to get in and out of breaks efficiently. He got some first-team reps due to injuries to Evans and Perriman at mini-camp and took full advantage.

"“With Mike Evans and Breshad Perriman working outside the numbers and Chris Godwin capable of playing out wide or in the slot, the Bucs needed another option to work the middle of the field. They chose Scotty Miller… In Arians’ vertical passing attack, Miller’s deep speed creates a different dynamic out of the slot” (Sobleski via Bleacher Report)."

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After the departure of Adam Humphries who signed with the Tennessee Titans this offseason, the Buccaneers look to turn to Godwin and Miller to fill his role. After a strong mini-camp, Miller hopes to carry the momentum into training camp and continue to make a name for himself.