Chicago Bears: Comparing Anthony Miller’s 2018 outlook with fellow rookies

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Anthony Miller was the fifth receiver taken in this year’s draft. How does the Chicago Bears wideout stack up against his fellow rookies in 2018?

When the Chicago Bears selected Anthony Miller out of Memphis in the second round of this year’s NFL Draft, most fans were ecstatic. The fans that weren’t quite thrilled should be flipping their attitudes by now, judging from what Miller has done in training camp so far.

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This season, the Bears have added tons of pieces around quarterback Mitch Trubisky — Miller being one of the biggest. Outside of Allen Robinson, Miller very well could end up being the second option in the offense. Because he plays well all over the place, and is especially great in the slot, I believe his target-share could be enormous.

Last year, Trubisky fell in love with the slot. As a young quarterback, you like having those guys you can go to and count on for a catch — Miller should outperform what Kendall Wright did in 2017, and it won’t even be close.

While the Bears have added plenty of weapons, it has been clear that Miller is one of the top targets for Trubisky throughout camp. The relationship between the two has been obvious, and Miller has made it known that he can do some special things with the ball, thus receiving plenty of targets. Going into the season, I expect Miller to come close to the top of the list in targets, maybe right up there next to Robinson.

When looking at some of Miller’s fellow rookie wideouts, what can we expect in terms of output? Does Miller have a legitimate shot to be the best rookie wide receiver in this draft? Without a doubt, I believe he does. Let’s take a look at five of his fellow rookie receivers and compare their situations and talents to that of Millers, shall we?