Buffalo Bills 2018 Position Battles: Right and left guard
John Miller, 4th Year
(6-foot-3, 315 pounds)
Contract: 1 year- $2 Million
- Third-round pick (No. 81 overall) in the 2015 NFL Draft out of Louisville.
- Has started all 32 games he was active.
- One of the two remaining prospects from the 2015 Buffalo Bills draft class (Nick O’Leary).
Before I get started, that 2015 draft class set the Buffalo Bills back a year. The only pick they have seen consistent production out of has been Nick O’Leary and that depends on your definition of “consistent.”
Back to Miller, the third-round pick was thrown into the fire early in his career and showed promise. The offense was led by LeSean McCoy and his strong numbers could be attributed to stellar line play. During those first two seasons, Miller opened a lot of holes for McCoy and was on track to become a Pro-Bowler.
Once Rex Ryan was fired, Miller seemed to get lost in the shuffle. My guess is he got complacent and felt his starting position was set. Once the Bills signed Ducasse to fill his position, Miller was forced to watch from the sideline.
Miller is in a contract year and needs to rebound big. The ability is clearly there, and the reshuffle of the Bills line should offer him an opportunity to take back his career.