Scouting the AAC: Memphis

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Tony Pauline

Draft Analyst Writer

Memphis' history on draft day has been spotty. Every once in a while they’ll place a Dontari Poe or Paxton Lynch in the first round, but for the most part the program offers last-day picks. The latter is likely to hold true next April.

Memphis has two potential last-day selections, one on defense and one on offense. Both are specialists.

Anthony Miller has been an ultra-productive receiver but has no outstanding physical skill in his game. He’s reliable catching the ball but is small and does not show long speed on the field. Miller offers return skills and could be drafted late as a slot receiver and return specialist.

Genard Avery is a well-built, stout run-defending linebacker who shows skill in pursuit, making plays outside the box and to the flanks. Avery is a bit one-dimensional and struggles in coverage but could be a solid back-up on the inside of a 3-4.