Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill said “what impresses me most” about RB Lamar Miller – the Dolphins’ first-team tailback all offseason – is “he’s picking up pass protections a lot better. Now that he’s got that, he’s going to be a great player.” Former NFL MVP LaDainian Tomlinson, now with NFL Network, said Miller is faster and more explosive than Reggie Bush.
Pass pro was an issue for Miller as a rookie, which is one of the main reasons he saw so few snaps in 2012. With Bush out of the way and the full support of his coaching staff and QB, Miller is an upside RB2 who has been going near the 3/4 turn in 12-team formats. Keep in mind that the Dolphins didn't use Bush to his full potential in the passing game (35 catches in 2012), so don't expect Miller to catch a ton of passes in 2013.