SALT LAKE CITY – Former BYU Cougars and current Washington Commanders wide receiver and specialist Dax Milne joined the Yards After College podcast to discuss his progression in the NFL.
Prior to Week 11 of the 2022 NFL season, the former Bingham High standout joined Kyle Ireland and Sam Farnsworth for a quick conversation about Milne’s time in the league.
During the conversation, Milne, now in his second professional season, talked about his progress in the NFL.
“I’d say the biggest progression for me has been recognizing defenses,” The former BYU star said on the Yard After College podcast. “Especially in the run game. That’s been mainly the role that I’ve been taking on is being a good blocker for this team, and then seizing any opportunity I have on in the pass game. But for the run game, it’s been a great learning process recognizing, you know, who’s who on defense and knowing the right technique.”
Milne also discussed when he knew he could play in the league, his first touchdown reception, mindset changes between playing receiver and returner, and BYU football’s reputation in the NFL.
To hear Ireland and Farnsworth’s entire conversation with the Washington wideout, listen to the latest episode of the Yards After College podcast found below.
Dax Milne at BYU and in the NFL
Before Milne’s time at BYU, he was a standout player for the Bingham Miners. Milne was rated as a two-star prospect by 247Sports. He committed to the Cougars as a walk-on over interest from Air Force, Army, Boise State, Utah State, and Weber State.
During Milne’s freshman year in Provo, he had 10 catches for 69 yards and one touchdown. His production doubled in his second season. Milne had 21 receptions for 285 yards and two touchdowns as a sophomore. As a junior in 2020, Milne had a breakout season. He led the Cougars with 70 catches for 1,188 yards and eight touchdowns. Milne helped BYU to an 11-1 record in his final season with the Cougars.
Which of these moments was the best of Zach Wilson’s BYU career?
I think this TD throw to Dax Milne vs. Houston in 2020 has my vote. 🗳
— Kyle Ireland (@kyleireland) April 26, 2021
After his college career, Milne was selected by Washington with the No. 258 overall pick during the seventh round of the 2021 NFL Draft.
In 10 games played this season, Milne has six catches for 37 yards and a touchdown. He’s also returned 26 punts for a total of 211 yards and 12 kickoffs for 246 total yards.
—Washington Commanders (@Commanders) November 6, 2022
During his two seasons in the NFL, the Commander has played in 23 games and recorded 15 receptions for 120 yards and a touchdown.
Kyle Ireland is a Locals in the NFL Insider for KSLSports.com and co-host of the Yards After College Podcast. Follow him on Twitter (@kyleireland) and Instagram (@kyleirelandksl).