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2016 NFL DRAFT

Braxton Miller, WR

School: Ohio State  |  Conference: BIG10
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Huber Heights, OH
Height/Weight: 6-1 / 215 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
149224-5

Player Lowdown

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 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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08/17/2015 - As Braxton Miler makes the switch from quarterback to receiver for Ohio State, he is feeling it in his legs. The two-time Big Ten player of the year at quarterback said he's been monitored running four miles during a practice. "Oh my God," he said Sunday during Ohio State media day. "I can barely run a mile playing quarterback." Coach Urban Meyer said Miller will have to adjust to the wear and tear on his ankles and knees from not just running but making quick starts, stops and cuts. "As a receiver you line up and you run for two hours," Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said. "As a quarterback you don't run. You run for maybe four or five minutes at practice and you're doing other things."

Miller underwent a second surgery on his throwing shoulder nearly a year ago and redshirted the 2014 season when the Buckeyes won the national championship. His decision to switch positions narrowed Ohio State's quarterback competition to two: J.T. Barrett and Cardale Jones, who helped Ohio State win its final three games after Barrett broke his ankle in the season-finale against Michigan. Miller said his torn labrum is still not 100 percent and his shoulder just can't stand up to the rigors of playing quarterback. But Miller was one of the best running quarterbacks in college football and his speed and elusiveness should make him a good fit at H-back. - AP Sports

 

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