John Miller just might be our next big name on the offensive line. He continues to get better, despite going through a tough rookie season last year.
- What I Like: young, smart, fast learner, motivated, drafted by the Bills, means business, continues to get better, great run blocking, creates holes, team loves him
- What I Don’t Like: Jordan Mills sort of makes him look bad at times
- Important to Note: Last season during Week 7, Miller’s mother passed away. It was his rookie season and caused a lot of distractions. He has come out in 2016 poised to be the best player he can be and it’s showing on the field.
The Buffalo Bills drafted John Miller with the 81st overall pick in the 2015 draft. Coming out of Louisville, the Bills were desperate for help on the right offensive line and were willing to give Miller a shot.
His rookie season didn’t exactly go as planned, which was mostly spent injured and grieving the death of his mother. Despite losing her before Week 7’s game vs. the Jaguars last year, he returned the following week ready to play.
Miller spent a lot of time in the offseason working on his technique and staying in shape. He got help from Richie Incognito — Bills’ guard on the left side on learning the position and understanding concepts a bit better.
His hard work has paid off and he has become a very solid addition to this offensive line — despite being in just his second year. People always say Doug Whaley doesn’t know how to draft talent, but John Miller is just more proof to why that’s wrong.
Rex Ryan had nice words to say about Miller:
"“Oh, what a tough guy,” Rex Ryan said. “He’s such a good teammate and he cares greatly about this football team and about his linemates and stuff like that. It’s important to him. But man he is a really good player.”"
Richie Incognito also had a lot to say about his offensive linemate:
"“He’s tough, man,” Incognito said. “He’s mentally tough and he just kept trucking. On the outside, you never would have known he was dealing with all of that stuff unless you were in his inner circle. My hat’s off to him. It’s tough to do that as a rookie. It’s tough to play a lot, and it’s tough to do that when you’re injured and you lose your mother like that. I’m just proud of him. Proud of the hard work, proud of the way he’s playing and proud of the guy he is.”"