“American Dream Kind Of Story”

April 30th, 2019

Rookie Bucs receiver Scotty Miller

Kaelin Clay, Robert Herron, the Jason Licht regime has tried to find small and very speedy gems in the sixth round.

Heck, throw Dan Vitale into the mix on the speedy side of things from Round 6.

However, all three of those guys left the team in a hurry.

This year’s sixth-rounder, Bowling Green receiver Scotty Miller, checks in at 174 pounds plus his big smile and elite speed. Many folks drilled into Miller from a young age that he was too small for his NFL dream. And they were wrong.

Here he has landed in a loaded Bucs offense with excellent role models to learn from at his position. Miller’s Chicago-area high school coach calls him an “American dream kind of story,” so you’ll see in the ABC (Chicago affiliate) video below.

Fun stuff.

47 Responses to ““American Dream Kind Of Story””

  1. AlteredEgo Says: Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    He’ll be snapped like a twig…certainly can not break a tackle…someone will one hand ragdoll him…chew toy is his nickname

  2. AlteredEgo Says: Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    Find the tweet video of Bunting ,or whatever our #2 picks names his….I’d like his style and confidence….he has his head on his shoulders unlike Sleepy Greedy

  3. joestang Says:

    hope he makes the team. Does he return punts or kicks?

  4. JoeT14 Says:

    Bunting is going to be a stud.

  5. SCBucsFan Says:

    joestang he does and does it very well

  6. LakeLand Says:

    The Bucs do need a Slot WR!!

  7. AlteredEgo Says: Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    SCBucsFan Says:
    April 30th, 2019 at 1:38 pm
    joestang he does and does it very well
    not what I read….not that he doesn’t do it well…but that he really did not return often or was known as a returner and only had a few attempts…

  8. Eric Says:

    Great story I hope he makes the team.

    We should be in the market for a speedy type with the departure of DJAX, that miserable piece of human debris.

  9. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    How can you not root for a kid like this?

  10. Ben the GA Buc Says:

    I remember when Dan Vitale was the next Mike Alstott, according to the commenters on this site. Fun times.

  11. SOEbuc Says:

    I knew a little guy with speed that came to the Bucs as a UDFA. Name a Adam Humphries.

  12. AlteredEgo Says: Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    I am rooting for him against all odds….it is not his weight…it is his slight frame…in a perfect world the Bucs could stash him on the PS for a year of weight and training table build up….
    I am also worried he is too fast for Jameis 😉

  13. SCBucsFan Says:

    SOE I bet when Hump got signed the board laughed at the signing. Its the Buc fan way.

  14. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    Why does licht have to be crafty with this crap why not get a tested commodity that was available if he needs a WR, like Lil Jordan Humphrey, Hunter Renfrow, or Greg Dortch…licht and all his craft crap usually ends up as doo doo and a 5-11 and having to be #1 team in nfl with lack of playoff berths

  15. Not there yet Says:

    Nfl paycheck can help put weight on. Just be able to catch the ball when it comes your way

  16. SCBucsFan Says:

    AE I’m only going on what the ESPN guys said after he was drafted. Apparently he had some big returns but I’m going on what they said, not what I’ve seen.

  17. SCBucsFan Says:

    Dusthty everyone was high on Renfrow as a cute pick but he’s slow and small with good hands. Practice squad guy if there ever was one. Nice guy though, from where I live.

  18. stpetebucsfan Says:

    Some of these guys may make great practice squad players. The better the practice squad the better our depth

  19. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Does anyone remember Muggsy Bogues…..5’3″ NBA player……made it work……miracles can happen…..
    All he needs to do is beat out Bobo…..and maybe not even that.

    Evans, Godwin, Perriman, Watson, Bobo & Miller

    Long way to go before final roster.

  20. AlteredEgo Says: Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    From Bowling Green FB
    Millers return
    2015 KO 24 KO/457 yds—-no punt returns
    2016 KO 336 yds—-19 punt return yds
    2017- zero yds in return game
    2018 zero KO yds and 4 punts 19 yds

  21. Bruce Blahak Says:

    don’t think he has return history in college…with that speed, why?

  22. SOEbuc Says:

    SCBucsfan…You ain’t gotta tell me. Have a feeling Gay is going to be legit. He’s gotta bomb and accuracy (in harsh snow and wind) and the band wagonders will jump on the round 5 Licht train in a hot minute. Have to wait and see.

  23. The Real Drew Says:

    Woogie from Borington High? He doesn’t have a shoe fetish, does he?

  24. firethecannons Says:

    I can’t wait to watch this kid ball out!!

  25. tmaxcon Says:

    Championships matter not feel good stories….

  26. Lord Cornelius Says:

    Saw some article where a guy had him in his top 10 WR in the draft based on his analytics model used to predict success.

    Basically a smaller version of 2nd round pick Mecole Hardman (185 lbs vs 170 lbs or whatever Miller is)

    Extremely similar athleticism:

    4.3 40 each
    34″ vert to 36″ for Hardmon
    15 reps on bench to 17 for Hardmon
    123″ vs 119″ on broad jump

    THey didn’t play the same competition but the school Miller is from produced 2 WRs currently playing in the NFL; the primary one being Roger Lewis who put up #’s at Bowling Green but did not have elite measurables or anything

  27. NOSBOS Says:

    There is return footage on YouTube.

  28. Buccernutter Says:

    Let me first say that I would LOVE for this dude to succeed. I am pulling for him a lot. Good person and he deserves it.

    However playing devil’s advocate, watch his highlights. Dude is tiny. I think he weighs less than hump by like 30. Remember when Kenny bell got hit? Scared the career out of him.

    He’s got hands and he’s got speed but he needs muscle. Dude isn’t far off from djax so it’s definitely possible but he needs to prepare for NFL safeties and linebackers more than anything.

  29. buc up Says:

    He looks like Johnny Manzel.

  30. Infidel Strong Says:

    Isn’t Woogie the name of your favorite pillow?

    Maybe that’s Woobie?

  31. joshbucsfan Says:

    tmaxcon, who hurt you as a child, and who is your favorite team? certainly doesn’t seem like the bucs.

  32. Dirks Great Granpappy Says:

    Lol he does look like Johnny. Just a side note but one of my really good friends is banging johnnys mom right now after she got divorced. Absolutely hilarious.

  33. Buc believer Says:

    I don’t give a DAMN about “feel good” stories! Not when we have SUCKED BIG TIME for the last 15-16 years! I just want WINS!!! I don’t care if we do it with reform school kids. I just want us to WIN!!

  34. Dewey Selmon Says:

    I said it 5 minutes after he was drafted. If he makes the team he will be inactive when it comes to the game day 46.

  35. SCBucsFan Says:

    joshbucsfan, if he’s a Bucs fan I’m a supermodel. And, trust me, I’m no supermodel.

  36. BigMacAttack Says:

    They can easily bulk him up with muscle, but really not needed

  37. Eric Says:

    Billy “white shoes” Johnson was only 5’9″ and 170 lbs.

    14 years in the league at wr and return man.

  38. mark2001 Says:

    175? Twenty pounds of muscle on that frame should be no problem. We will see.

  39. AlteredEgo Says: Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    Eric Says:
    April 30th, 2019 at 4:00 pm
    Billy “white shoes” Johnson was only 5’9″ and 170 lbs.

    14 years in the league at wr and return man.
    true….but players in general were much slower than today…

  40. mark2001 Says:

    Bruce…if he is your premier receiver, you likely aren’t going to use him for returns. Here he wouldn’t be that…but in HS, why would you put him out there on returns. Remember…this was the Midwest…corn fed boys. My son got his ACL taken out by a three hundred pound bowling ball in HS playing at a Midwestern school, by a guy as wide as he was tall.

  41. Cobraboy Says:

    The “he’s too small” argument is absurd.

    There are many outstanding current NFL receiver with the same slender build as Miller, including the newly departed DeSean Jackson.

    Off the top on my head Travis Benjamin, Ted Ginn, Jr., Emmanual Sanders, Will Fuller and even Antonio Brown are all close to his size vis-a-vis lbs. per inch of height.

    A few more cheeseburgers and some extra lifting could put him at 180-185 with no loss of speed very easily.

    I am not saying he will be a great receiver. But it’s not like his size condemns him to failure.

  42. tmaxcon Says:

    joshbucsfan Says:
    April 30th, 2019 at 3:13 pm

    tmaxcon, who hurt you as a child, and who is your favorite team? certainly doesn’t seem like the bucs.

    there is no place for feeling in business or sports. it’s about winning…. local feel good stories always fail and are nothing more than a distraction for low standard locals.

  43. Eric Says:

    No speed back then?

    Tell that to Bob Hayes , mercury Morris and Cliff Brsnch.

  44. Buccano19 Says:

    Djax registered at 178 lbs at his year’s combine.

  45. Stonedbuc Says:

    How many kicks has kaelin klay returned for the ravens now?

  46. WhatTheBuc Says:

    He may not make the team but you can’t help but root for him. His pro day measurements at 5′ 9″ and 174 are more flattering than Bowling Green’s website that lists him as 5″ 11″ and 166. Also considered that his 40 time was hand timed. 4.3s was on the high end. Many scouts had him in the 4.2s according to Twitter. Watch his tape against the top schools. He blows by players from power 5 schools.

  47. wideleftandright Says:

    Your a rough dude but your honest to a fault!