The third of ChicagoBears.com's four-part series "Meet the Rookies" features receiver Anthony Miller, who transformed himself from a walk-on at Memphis to a second-round draft pick.
Before the draft, Miller wrote a letter to NFL general managers in which he declared himself "the best wide receiver in this draft class."
In "Meet the Rookies," Miller explains why he feels that way, saying: "I say I'm the best because I've just got the complete package. Some guys are fast, some guys are good this and that, but you can't name one thing that I can't do. I can catch the ball, I've got a little speed. I can block a guy through the end zone, out of bounds. I'm just all of the above, so I bring a lot of excitement to the game and I believe that it's going to continue when I get to Chicago."
Miller blossomed as a junior at Memphis in 2016, setting school records with 95 receptions, 1,434 yards and 14 touchdowns. His encore was even better in 2017 when he eclipsed all three of those marks with 96 catches, 1,462 yards and 18 TDs.
"He's the hardest working best player I've ever been around, and when you have that combination, that's a formula for success," said Memphis coach Mike Norvell.
Miller has high expectations for himself as he joins the Bears.
"At the end of my career I want to be known as one of the best receivers to ever play the game," he said. "I believe that I have the work ethic, the talent. I'm going to take coaching. I hope that I'm a lifelong Bear. I'm going to dedicate myself to getting better and better. No matter how many yards, touchdowns, catches I get, there's always room for improvement. I'm just ready to get to this next level and shine the way I know I can."
The "Meet the Rookies" series kicked off earlier this week featuring inside linebackers Roquan Smith Monday and Joel Iyiegbuniwe Tuesday and will conclude with offensive lineman James Daniels Thursday. The series, brought to you by PNC, tells the story of each player's journey to the NFL in their own words.
The episodes are being released on ChicagoBears.com, the free Chicago Bears Official App brought to you by Verizon and Bears social media channels, including Facebook Watch.
This marks the fourth year of the Bears "Meet the Rookies" series.
The series will culminate with a 30-minute special hosted by Bears radio play-by-play announcer Jeff Joniak featuring all four episodes on WFLD FOX 32 at 9:30 p.m. Saturday.