Top quarterback prospect Zach Wilson had the BYU offense firing on all cylinders this past season and a big reason for that was the play of his top pass-catcher, wideout Dax Milne.
Per The Draft Network’s Justin Melo, the 6’1, 190-pound Milne is reportedly scheduled to meet virtually with the Chargers, among other teams.
One guy I want to talk about is BYU's Dax Milne. While watching Zach Wilson, it was Milne who came down with a lot of those big plays (70-1188-8 in 2020).— Justin M (@JustinM_NFL) March 4, 2021
Milne will meet virtually with the #Patriots, #Bills #Washington, #49ers, #Broncos, #Colts, #Chargers, #Jaguars & #Seahawks.
In 2020, Milne possessed a knack for the big play en route to posting 70 receptions for 1,188 yards and eight touchdowns. If I hadn’t already known Milne height and weight, you would have been hard-pressed to convince he wasn’t much bigger than his listed measurements. He consistently out-muscled opposing defensive backs and seems almost impervious to contact at the catch point.
His latest campaign was also quite the breakout for Milne as he had totaled just 354 receiving yards and three touchdowns prior to the 2020 season.
The Chargers are not in dire need of a wide receiver this offseason. They have their number one in Keenan Allen, and two rising youngsters in Jalen Guyton and Tyron Johnson. If Mike Williams returns on his fifth-year option, or a new deal altogether, then they need one even less so.
But at this time, Milne is no more than a day three flier that the Chargers could take a chance come April.
Thoughts on the pick? Anyone specifically like Milne as a player? Where would you select him in this year’s draft, if at all?