Raiders Organization Believes Kolton Miller Could Make Pro Bowl in 2020

Kolton Miller
Kolton Miller could be poised for a breakout season. | Tim Warner/Getty Images

Kolton Miller became the first draft pick of the new Jon Gruden era with the Oakland Raiders back in 2018. Now entering his third NFL season, Miller hasn't exactly delivered on all of the promise that made Gruden select him at No. 15 overall.

However, the organization remains exceedingly high on the UCLA product, with many players and coaches even predicting a potential 2020 Pro Bowl appearance, according to Vic Tafur of The Athletic.

While Miller has started all 16 games in each of his two NFL seasons, he has received middling marks from Pro Football Focus in both campaigns. As a rookie, he received a putrid 49.2 overall grade from PFF, but that jumped up to a much-more respectable 64.9 in his second season.

Though he's clearly trending in the right direction, Miller would still need to make a pretty massive leap to earn his first Pro Bowl nod. Last season, each of the four AFC tackles named to the Pro Bowl (Orlando Brown Jr., Trent Brown, Laremy Tunsil, Ronnie Stanley) posted grades of at least 77.5 as a pass blocker. Miller, meanwhile, was at 68.4.

With all of the new weapons set to enter Las Vegas, though, it's not a stretch to think the Raiders' offense could be much more dynamic going forward. And if Miller does make that third-year leap, as some around the organization believe he will, Gruden's offense could be difficult to stop in year three.

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