2016 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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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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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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