Assuming Miller is 100 percent by training camp (he has been held out of OTAs after offseason shoulder surgery), he should be a more reliable target than Taylor Gabriel, who has some boom-or-bust to him, especially if a defense has taken away the WR screen game. Miller has more upside and the Bears know he’ll have a much better grasp of the playbook this season.
Even if Miller doesn’t outsnap Gabriel consistently, it’s worth noting he averaged 2.5 yards more per catch last season (12.8 to 10.3).
As a rookie, Anthony Miller dealt with a shoulder injury for most of the season, but still caught seven touchdowns in 15 games. He had surgery in January and once cleared to return, should see plenty of volume in 2019, as he's shown better route running and more physicality than his fellow sophomore WR Taylor Gabriel. John Paulson has Miller ranked as WR57, 10 spots above Gabriel, and he was just drafted in the ninth round in a 4for4 analyst mock.