Lamar Miller MIA -RBpoised to breakout in 2013?
Dolphins GM Jeff Ireland singled out RB Lamar Miller as the player he's expecting to see the most improvement from in 2013. “Lamar really showed some great signs of really some explosive play opportunity,” Ireland said. “He kind of shoots out of the cannon when he hits the hole. He’s got very good hands. I thought he did a very good job in his pass protection, which keeps him on the field all three downs.” That pass pro facet is really important. It's a sign that Miami feels comfortable rolling with Miller as its lead back going forward. He displayed plenty of ability as a runner, popping off 4.9 yards per carry in limited rookie-year action. Miller is quickly becoming one of our favorite sleepers in 2013 fantasy drafts.
Lamar Miller MIA -RBstill not cleared for contact
Dolphins RB Lamar Miller still hasn't been cleared for contact after undergoing shoulder surgery last December. He's expected to be ready by the time training camp opens though. And Miller has been able to run, so he should be in fine shape. Still, the missed practice time is bad news for a raw rooke like Miller. He's not expected to play a significant offensive role in 2012.
Lamar Miller MIA -RBcould see time at WR
Dolphins HC Joe Philbin revealed that the coaching staff is considering getting rookie RB Lamar Miller some time at WR this season. "There's a chance down the road, as Lamar gets acclimated, that he might be able to spread himself a ways as a receiver to a certain degree," Philbin said. "I'm not saying make a full position change, but I think there's some flexibility with what you can do with the guy." Miller is an elite athlete with 4.4 speed, but he's considered a raw runner and is buried on the depth chart behind Reggie Bush and Daniel Thomas. Using him at WR would be a way for Miami to get his playmaking ability on the field. Miller is worth monitoring this summer, but he's unlikely to get enough touches to be a fantasy factor in 2012.
Lamar Miller MIA -RBa "developmental RB"
Dolphins GM Jeff Ireland considers 4th-round rookie Lamar Miller a "developmental RB." Miller possesses 4.4 speed and good quicks, but he needs to pack some muscle onto his 5'11, 212-pound frame. He also needs work in the passing game. Miller is expected to see most of his action on special teams this year. Reggie Bush and Daniel Thomas will remain Miami's top-2 RBs.
Lamar Miller MIA -RBstays in Miami
The Dolphins traded up to select Miami RB Lamar Miller in the 4th round. It’s a bit of an odd pick on the surface, as the Fins already boast a solid 1-2 RB combo with Reggie Bush and Daniel Thomas. But Miller, widely regarded as a 2nd or 3rd round prospect because of his speed and elusiveness, was unquestionably the most talented RB left on the board. He’ll come into the league as an injury risk, though. ESPNs Adam Schefter says some teams took Miller off their draft boards completely due to concerns with his knee. Miller also dealt with hamstring and shoulder injuries at Miami. Long-term, Miller looks like a dynamic change-of-pace option for the Fins, potentially replacing Bush.
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