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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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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03/13/2015 - J.T. Barrett would be 'shocked' by Braxton Miller transfer...Braxton Miller isn't opening up about his future just yet. But if his teammate and fellow quarterback competitor J.T. Barrett is correct, that future won't include a 2015 season spent anywhere other than Ohio State. "I'm not Braxton, but being that I do talk to him every day, I think that would be something me and you both [would] be shocked if he was to leave," he told the Cleveland Plain-Dealer Thursday, following a Buckeyes spring practice. "I think it's ridiculous honestly." Following Barrett's breakout season and Cardale Jones' season-ending star turn, Miller has been rumored to be considering a transfer, possibly to Florida State. But there have been no public indications such a decision is imminent, no serious reports of unhappiness on Miller's part. The fifth-year senior has taken his expected limited reps in the early part of Ohio State's spring camp as he recovers from shoulder surgery.

"Some of the things talking about Braxton leaving Ohio State, I think that's really silly," Barrett said. Both Barrett and Jones described the competition between the three as friendly to the Associated Press. "We always competed with each other," Jones said. "It's not like, 'Oh, Braxton's going to start, or J.T.'s going to start, let me just chill and not prepare like a starter or compete with them.' We always push each other." That said, hearing that Miller is happy from his teammates is different from hearing it from Miller himself -- and unlike Jones and Barrett, Miller declined to speak to reporters Thursday, either the AP's or the Plain-Dealer's. - Jerry Hinnen, CBSSports.com

 

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