2015 NFL DRAFT

Braxton Miller, QB

School: Ohio State  |  Conference: BIG10
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Huber Heights, OH
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Player Lowdown

Combine Results
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STRENGTHS: Plus arm strength with the natural athletic tools that translate very well to the next level. Spins a pretty football with top-shelf arm strength and an easy delivery, doing a nice job changing arm angles as needed.

Showed improved pocket mobility and field vision in 2013 to quickly scan the field, paying much more attention to technique and not allowing his mechanics to break down outside the pocket.

Miller is an above average athlete with game-changing speed, acceleration and explosive cuts to make defenders respect his mobility with agile feet to dance around the noise, following blocks well with vision and toughness to finish.

WEAKNESSES: Needs to continue his development as a passer for some NFL scouts to be sold. His touch and accuracy still run hot/cold with too many fastballs in his arsenal, needing to develop a change-up. Starting with his footwork and base, needs to continue and tweak his mechanics and improve his ball placement, something that continues to be a work-in-progress.

Ball security (10 fumbles in 2013) and durability are two other areas that are concerns, especially after off-season shoulder surgery and a knee injury that plagued him throughout last season.

Miller enters 2014 having never thrown for 300+ yards in a game (his single game-best is only 252 passing yards), but his weapons at wide receiver have been average-at-best and with his legs, he hasn't needed to chuck the ball 30+ times a game.

Over his first two seasons and the first half of last year, Miller looked like a better running back prospect than at quarterback. But down the stretch in 2013, he progressed in several areas as a passer and it would be a mistake to dismiss him as a viable NFL quarterback until we see what his senior year brings.

--Dane Brugler (8/5/14)

Player Overview

Can he play the quarterback position in the NFL? That will be the question throughout the 2014 season for Miller, who enters his fourth season as a starter with still a lot to prove, which is why he made a wise decision returning to Columbus.

It is concerns with touch, accuracy and the mental side of the position that lead some scouts to believe he needs to switch positions in the NFL.

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05/06/2015 - Urban Meyer: Braxton Miller is 'excited for 2015 as a Buckeye'...Ohio State coach Urban Meyer will be asked about Braxton Miller's status with the team in most every bit of media availability between now and the beginning of fall camp. It has to be frustrating for Meyer, but it comes with the territory of being the defending national champions and carrying three successful college quarterbacks on a roster that is expected to contend again in 2015. By now we know the company line on Miller. The potential of immediate eligibility in 2015 makes him a "plug and play" option for any school looking for answers at the quarterback position. But Miller, working his way back to full health this spring, insists that he wants to finish his career as a Buckeye and compete for the starting job against J.T. Barrett and Cardale Jones.

Alabama and Florida State have been frequently mentioned landing spots for Miller, but so far there are more rumors than reports, with even Miller's visits to Birmingham for shoulder surgery and rehab becoming a talking point. On Monday, Meyer told Dan Patrick that he doesn't listen to the "hearsay," and said all indications point to Miller playing for the Buckeyes in the fall. "That surfaced in January and I asked him and he said 'absolutely not' and obviously young people, anyone is allowed to change their mind," Meyer said. "I have not heard it, I did not ask him, one of our strength coaches did and he said I don't know where that's coming from. So I would say Braxton is staying is all indications that I'm getting. And all I can go by is -- I don't go by hearsay, I just talk to the people involved and he seems to be extremely happy and excited for 2015 as a Buckeye." - Chip Patterson, CBSSports.com

 

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