Could the San Diego Chargers and especially Ken Whisenhunt be lobbying for Braxton Miller in the later rounds? Miller is a wide receiver that was converted from the quarterback position and will likely be taken late in the 3rd or early in the 4th round. We know the Chargers usually don’t have that 4th round selection with Tom Telesco calling the shots, but maybe he will change it up this time around.
Why would the Chargers be interested in a wide receiver late in the draft? Keenan Allen and Stevie Johnson are solid options at receiver and another threat could be added for depth. A player like Miller could remind Whiz of a player he used to have on the Steelers. Do you guys remember Antwaan Randel El?
Check out this play he made in the Super Bowl for Whisenhunt’s offense:
Randel El did that a number of times for Whisenhunt in Pittsburgh. He used to play quarterback in college and converted to the wide receiver position when he got onto the Steelers. He was used on a number of gadget plays and gave Whiz some options.
What can Miller bring to the table? He is a raw talent, but he will make people miss in the open field. He can run the ball and can make plays at the receiver position. He would be a perfect player for the gadget play. Just watch his playmaking ability:
Miller still has a lot to learn at the wide receiver position, but we know that Telesco likes to have these little projects with his later draft picks. He chose Chris Watt to be a center and also took Craig Mager to be a safety. Miller already has a year in working at the wide receiver position and this transition actually seems like something that can work out.
If Miller is available with that 4th round selection, he definitely should be considered. He could be a fun player to see catching screen passes and getting the ball in the open field.
What do you think about Miller? Not another project?