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NFL Draft: BYU WR Dax Milne Drafted by Washington Football Team in 7th Round

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BYU WR Dax Milne is headed to the nation’s capital as the Washington Football Team selected him with the 258th overall pick in the 7th round. Milne is BYU’s first wide receiver drafted since 2009 when Austin Collie went 127th overall in the fourth round. Milne was BYU’s fifth BYU player drafted.

Milne declared after his junior season after enjoying a season as Zach Wilson’s top target and had one of the best seasons for a receiver in BYU history. In 12 games, Milne had 70 receptions, 1188 yards and 8 touchdowns. He had over 100 receiving yards in 6 of his 12 games. His 1,188 receiving yards this season were the fifth most in a single season in BYU history. He had 69 receiving yards as a freshman and 285 yards as a sophomore before exploding in 2020.

Dax’s ascent at BYU is quite remarkable. A member of the 2018 recruiting class from Bingham High School, Milne walked on to BYU over offers from Air Force, Weber State, and Army. Dax eventually earned a scholarship during his time at BYU.

Milne had a solid pro day, running a 4.54 pro day and showing good agility with a 6.85-second three-cone time. Milne is 6-foot-1 and likely will be mainly be a slot receiver at the NFL level. His elite route running, sure hands, and agility will give him a chance to succeed in the NFL.

Good luck to Dax!