Chicago Bears: Three players who surprised vs. Broncos

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Anthony Miller

The Bears traded up in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft to grab wide receiver Anthony Miller out of Memphis. It was a bold move by GM Ryan Pace and the front office, but this was a team in desperate need of weapons for Trubisky. Miller proved on Saturday night that he may just be a vital weapon in his rookie season.

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There’s been buzz around Miller all preseason as it seemed he was picking up the offensive quickly and making plays. He was touted in college for running precise routes and making spectacular catches, but his development coming from a non-power five school has really surprised me so far. He looks like he could start at outside receiver along with free agent signing Allen Robinson.

Miller impressed early with a great sideline catch over two defenders for a 19-yard gain. He looked like a seasoned pro after that catch, and he added another nice catch in the second quarter when he threw a strong stiff arm to a defender and picked up 13 yards for a first down.

Miller finished the game with three catches for 33 yards. Not a huge stat line, but his play on the field impressed. Miller wasn’t getting jammed by the Broncos corners at the line, and was running great routes. As a rookie he still may have some growing pains, but he looks to be excelling just as the Bears coaches thought he would.