The Washington Redskins could use some depth at the receiver position. They reportedly visited with the underrated Anthony Miller on Monday.
The Redskins have been doing their due diligence on draft prospects, and they have taken that to another level in recent days. They have had first round option Da’Ron Payne in for a visit, and they also brought in Derrius Guice to the team. However, the team wasn’t done there.
According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Redskins worked out Memphis wide receiver Anthony Miller on Monday afternoon. Miller was a prolific receiver for Memphis the past two years, and he notched 191 catches for 2,896 yards and 32 touchdowns over the course of his final two seasons in Memphis. He has a lot of talent, and could be a productive player at the NFL level.
Miller was mentioned as one of the receivers in this draft class who could carry a lot of value, per our own Ian Cummings. Here’s what he said in that piece.
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Possessing elite speed, Anthony Miller is a rare prospect. He was the go-to option for Riley Ferguson at Memphis, and he presents the NFL with a tantalizing skill set. At 5-foot-11, 190, he has decent size, and his quickness operating routes can throw coverages awry in the blink of an eye. The Washington Redskins might have acquired a deep threat in Paul Richardson, but if they have a chance to select Miller in Round 4, he would be hard to ignore. He’s a clear NFL talent with the speed to get open where other receivers can’t. Miller would make Alex Smith even more comfortable in his new offense.
If the Redskins can take care of their primary needs on the first two days, the grabbing Miller to compete with other members of their receiver corps could be a good idea. He would pair with Richardson to add a couple of deep speed threats to the offense. That said, Miller could have more versatility than Richardson, as he could definitely play the slot and help take some pressure off Jamison Crowder.
Speaking of Crowder, he would be the main impediment to getting Miller on the Redskins. The two are similar players, as they are both on the smaller side and fit well in the slot. Still, the Redskins don’t have an established No. 4 receiver since they lost Ryan Grant, so Miller would compete with Maurice Harris and Robert Davis for that role.
Meeting with Miller is a good move for the Redskins, as it will give them a chance to see what he can do. They can see if he’s versatile enough to find a role in the offense and if it works out, he could be an option with the team’s early fourth round pick. Still, Miller would have to make it to that point and the Skins would have to be comfortable taking him there. So, while the fit works on paper, it’s unclear whether or not Miller is actually a realistic option for Washington.