2. Anthony Miller
Another player who impressed in 2018 despite having an injured shoulder, Anthony Miller managed to lead the Bears with seven receiving touchdowns. The potential he displayed in 2018 alone shows as to why he could be heading to Orlando next year.
Miller is exactly what the Bears need at wide receiver. He’s got excellent hands, great speed, and is a great route runner. Heading into the 2019 season, Miller looks like he’s penciled in to be a major breakout candidate in NFL circles.
What makes Miller’s rookie season so impressive is that he managed to lead the Bears in touchdowns, while not being a regular starter. When the Bears traded back into the second round to grab Miller in 2018, there was clearly something special that they saw in him.
However, unlike Roquan Smith on the previous slide, Miller has a slightly harder road to Orlando in 2020. In a league like the NFL, nothing is guaranteed. This means that Miller will need to enter the 2019 season as the Bears starting wide receiver opposite Allen Robinson to have a chance to make the Pro Bowl.
Second, the NFC, particularly the NFC North is loaded with top-tier talent at the wide receiver position. Julio Jones, Adam Thielen, Devante Adams, and Stefon Diggs are just some of the many names that come to mind when discussing top-tier pass catchers in the NFC.
For Miller to represent the Bears in Orlando next year, he’ll need to show that he can play the game at a high level, much like the names in the previous paragraph do. If he can do that, then he should be on his way to the Pro Bowl in 2020.