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Buccaneers select Bowling Green WR Scott Miller 208th overall

Bowling Green’s 3x All-MAC receiver is Tampa bound.

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected Bowling Green wide receiver Scott Miller 208th overall in the 2019 NFL Draft. Miller, a sixth round selection, is the first Bowling Green alum to hear his name called at this year’s draft and the first Falcon chosen since defensive tackle Chris Jones became a Houston Texan in the 2013 sixth round.

Miller was a four-year player at Bowling Green, peaking during a stellar senior season in 2018. In his final run with the Falcons, Miller had a career-high and MAC-leading 1,178 receiving yards, averaging 16.2 yards per reception. He complemented his yard total with nine touchdowns, achieving a Second Team All-MAC selection.

Miller earned All-MAC honors as a sophomore and junior as well. During his sophomore season, he hauled in 74 receptions for 968 yards and 10 touchdowns. As a junior, he had 63 catches for 968 yards. Earlier in his Bowling Green career, Miller also functioned as the team’s return specialist, primarily on kickoffs. As a freshman and sophomore kick returner, he fielded 43 kickoffs for an average of 18.4 yards per return. During his freshman season, Miller’s Falcons won their most recent MAC Championship over Northern Illinois in Detroit.

The 5’11”, 166 pound receiver had six 100-yard receiving games as a senior and seven 140-yard receiving games overall. Miller set a career-high last October with 206 receiving yards on eight receptions in a 42-35 loss to Western Michigan.

The Bowling Green graduate is the 24th receiver to be selected in Nashville’s 2019 NFL Draft. He is the second from his conference, following up Steelers third round pick Diontae Johnson from Toledo.

Tampa Bay has primarily targeted defense this draft, and Miller was the Bucs’ first and only offensive selection in 2019. The Buccaneers depth chart features star Mike Evans, along with a young budding receiver in Chris Godwin. After Evans and Godwin, there’s more gray area on the depth chart. Tampa Bay added former first round pick Breshad Perriman on a 1-year deal this offseason. Fifth-round pick Justin Watson from 2018 is the Buccaneers’ only other drafted receiver on the roster which will soon feature the former Bowling Green wide receiver.