<> at Levi's Stadium on August 14, 2016 in Santa Clara, California.

One scout reportedly believes this AFC castoff will lead the NFL in rushing next season


Bleacher Report's Mike Freeman reports at least one NFL scout believes Houston's Lamar Miller is poised for one heck of a break-out season. A season in which he'll lead the league in rushing.

"He thinks the combination of a solid offensive line and the presence of a real quarterback will free up Miller to the point where he will be one of the top two runners in football."

Miller is just 25, but after four season's in the NFL, has only had one season (2014) where he was a top-10 rusher with 1,099 yards. He's no scrub by any means, sporting a nice average of 4.6 yards per carry.

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What could have changed so much to where, in the scout's prediction, he goes from "good" to great in such a short amount of time? Is it having a real quarterback in Brock Osweiler? Doubtful, although a better offensive line is a running back's dream scenario.


Still, last season's leading rusher was Adrian Peterson with 1,485 yards. Miller posted nearly 60 percent of that, with 872 yards. Leaping the likes of Peterson, Le'Veon Bell and Todd Gurley isn't impossible, it's just very unlikely.

[h/t Bleacher Report]