2015 NFL DRAFT

Braxton Miller, QB

School: Ohio State  |  Conference: BIG10
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Huber Heights, OH
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Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
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Workout 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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05/29/2015 - Meyer says QB Miller will remain at Ohio State...Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer expects quarterback Braxton Miller will play for the school this fall and has no plans for him to switch positions. "He's playing for Ohio State this fall," Meyer told reporters at a news conference Friday. Miller, who was the Big Ten offensive player of the year in 2012 and 2013, missed the 2014 season with a torn labrum in his throwing shoulder suffered during preseason camp. Rumors have circulated that Miller would use the graduate transfer option for his final season of eligibility. He graduated this spring from Ohio State. Behind third-string quarterback Cardale Jones, the Buckeyes defeated Oregon 42-20 to win the first College Football Playoff in January. Jones is preparing for a highly anticipated battle with J.T. Barrett and Miller for the starting quarterback job in the fall.

After Miller sustained the torn labrum, Barrett led the Buckeyes to a 10-1 record before fracturing his ankle in the Buckeyes' regular-season finale against Michigan last year. Jones then took over and went 3-0 as a starter, winning the Big Ten Championship Game and the CFP semifinal and title game. Barrett and Miller, still recovering from injuries, were on hand April 18 when the Buckeyes set a college football record for spring-game attendance when 99,391 turned out to watch the Scarlet beat the Gray 17-14 in Ohio Stadium. Jones finished 19 of 42 for 304 yards and two touchdowns. Meyer said Friday that Miller has been working hard on his rehab and has progressed to throwing up to 35 yards this summer. "He's in the best shape he's ever been in his life," Meyer said. "He's working his tail off." Some believe Miller's NFL future is at receiver or running back. "The objective is to get him healthy," Meyer said, "and be an Ohio State quarterback. - The Sports Xchange

 

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