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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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Player News
01/25/2015 - Miller hints at Ohio State return...Quarterback Braxton Miller of Ohio State, considered a Heisman Trophy candidate before he missed the 2014 season because of right shoulder injury sustained in August, might return to the Buckeyes after all. Miller is a senior and can transfer without having to sit out a year, and has been speculation that he might be heading to Florida State, Oregon or LSU. However, when Ohio State celebrated its national championship with a rally at Ohio Stadium on Saturday, Miller sounded like he wasn't going anywhere. "Privilege and honor to be part of this team," Miller told the fans. "Guess what, we've got another year to do it. So go Bucks." Miller would have to beat out Cardale Jones, who took the Buckeyes to the national championship after injuries sidelined Miller and J.T. Barrett. - The Sports Xchange
 

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