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Braxton Miller, WR

School: Ohio State  |  Conference: BIG10
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Huber Heights, OH
Height/Weight: 6-1 / 215 lbs.
Projected Ranking
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Player Lowdown

Combine Results
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Workout Results
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Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Miller is a gifted athlete with exciting open-field abilities and outstanding speed, forcing defenses to respect his mobility. He has above average arm strength and spins a pretty ball.

WEAKNESSES: His downfield touch is not a strength and he needs to develop his accuracy in the intermediary passing game. Miller needs to tweak his mechanics, better anticipate coverages and improve his touch, tossing too many fastballs and rushing the process.

He has also been shelved at several points over his career with various injuries that leave evaluators skeptical if he can hold up physically in the pro game.

IN OUR VIEW: Many assumed that if he stayed in Columbus for the 2015 season, it would be at a different position, but it appears that he plans to stay and compete at quarterback. However, NFL scouts are hoping to see him line up at running back or H-back, his most likely position at the next level, possibly following a similar path as former Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson.

--Dane Brugler (7/14/15)

Player Overview

Miller told the Columbus Dispatch in June that he is the "best athlete" in all of college football, and he might be correct with that assessment. But does he have the traits to play quarterback at the next level? Is he even the best quarterback on his team?

Miller's situation is a complicated one. In 2013 as a junior, he passed for 2,094 yards, 63.5 percent completions and a 24-to-7 touchdown-to-interception ratio, earning Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year honors. Miller showed improvements as a passer throughout the season, compelling scouts to take a "wait-and-see" approach as the Ohio State quarterback entered his senior year. But he missed the 2014 season with another injury to his throwing shoulder and J.T. Barrett and Cardale Jones helped lead the Buckeyes to last year's College Football Playoff.

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09/13/2015 - Braxton Miller was unusually quiet, save for one big block using his right shoulder that's been surgically repaired twice. It wasn't a flashy touchdown like the two he had in No. 1 Ohio State's first game, but the play against Hawaii helped build confidence for the former quarterback who's faced several different tests of the shoulder early this season. Miller led with his right shoulder for a key block on Saturday to spring punt returner Jalin Marshall for a 32-yard return. The play was defining for Miller as he recovers while playing a new position in part because of a logjam at quarterback for the top-ranked national champions. Former NFL and Ohio State receiver Cris Carter noticed, sending Miller a tweet: "Nice block." "Appreciate it brother," Miller replied after the 38-0 win. "Had to protect him lol."

Miller tells everyone the shoulder doesn't hinder him. He first hurt it during the 2014 Orange Bowl against Clemson, then sat out last season when he reinjured it 13 months ago on a non-contact play. After a splashy first game against Virginia Tech with a 54-yard touchdown catch and 53-yard touchdown run, Miller was limited to 46 yards on six carries and a 6-yard catch against Hawaii. The block came because he volunteered to be part of the punt return unit. "Whatever I do on the field, I just want to be the best at it," said Miller, fourth in Ohio State passing history with 52 touchdowns and the Big Ten's most valuable player in 2012 and 2013. - AP Sports



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