BOWLING GREEN — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers drafted Bowling Green receiver Scott Miller with the 208th overall pick Saturday in the NFL draft.
Miller finished his time at Bowling Green third in school history in receiving yardage and caught 23 touchdown passes in his final three years at BGSU.
An undersized player listed at 5-foot-11 and 166 pounds, Miller stood out as one of the fastest players in the draft.
Miller was not invited to the NFL combine or the top-tier all-star games, but ran a hand-timed 4.32 40-yard dash at Bowling Green’s pro day and received late interest in the draft process.
The Barrington, Ill., native caught 215 passes for 2,867 yards in four seasons with the Falcons, and served as BGSU’s primary kick returner during his first two seasons with an average of 18.4 yards.
Miller was the only offensive player the Buccaneers selected during the draft, and the receiver should have a solid chance to make the team’s 53-man roster.
The Tampa Bay roster includes star receiver Mike Evans along with Chris Godwin, and the team signed veteran Breshad Perriman in the offseason to go along with last year’s fifth-round pick, Justin Watson.
The Buccaneers lost receiver and punt returner Adam Humphries to Tennessee, which signed him to a four-year, $36 million deal.
Tampa hired former Arizona head coach Bruce Arians as its coach this offseason.