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Braxton Miller | Quarterback

Team: Ohio State Buckeyes
Age / DOB:  (22) / 11/30/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 215

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Ohio State graduate WR Braxton Miller "remains one of the best athletes in the college game" despite his position change, wrote NFL Media analyst Chase Goodbread.
The draft analysts at NFL.com are counting down the Top-20 players in college football and Miller slotted in at No. 15. Bucky Brooks called him the "most explosive player in college football with the ball in his hands." It's easy to remember Miller's spectacular offensive showings that led to the former quarterback being named Big 10 Player of the Year twice, but he hasn't played a snap since 2013. Perhaps the most interesting comment any of the NFL.com experts made came from Gil Brandt, who tweeted that given his build, the 6-foot-2, 215-pounder's best position in the NFL might be running back. Aug 19 - 6:55 PM
Source: NFL.com

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Ohio State graduate Braxton Miller has been added to the Senior Bowl watch list as a wide receiver.

While the Buckeyes' wideout will mostly be utilized in a hybrid role this season, Miller's versatile skill-set could be on full display at the Senior Bowl, if he accepts his invitation. The 6-foot-2, 215-pound Miller has the ideal size and athleticism that NFL scouts look for at the next level. The Buckeye prospect will most likely carve out a Percy Harvin/Aaron Hernandez type role in Urban Meyer's offense this season.
Aug 18 - 2:31 PM

11 Warriors' Ross Fulton expects Ohio State HC Urban Meyer to target 15 touches for senior Braxton Miller in every game.

These touches could be produced from passes, handoffs, pitches, direct snaps, etc. It is obvious that Braxton is one of Meyer's all time favorites, so expect to see designed plays to get Miller in space this season. The former quarterback could even see time at his old position.
Aug 14 - 11:23 AM

Ohio State HC Urban Meyer announced graduate Braxton Miller is now a "full-time wide receiver."

When announcing his position change, Miller had said he would play "H-back" this fall (a sort of hybrid RB/WR position). We expect his actual position to be somewhere in-between. Ohio State has enough weapons on the outside to facilitate Miller moving around the formation, occasionally lining up in the backfield. If you asked us to predict how he's going to be used this year, we'd say something between how Meyer used Percy Harvin and Aaron Hernandez at Florida.
Aug 10 - 5:58 PM

Ohio State graduate Braxton Miller has changed his jersey number, from No. 5 to No. 1.

Receiver Johnnie Dixon swapped numbers with Miller. The move is just another step in Miller's transition to slot receiver, a position he should see plenty of snaps at in week one due to a couple of recent suspensions.
Aug 10 - 1:27 PM

Ohio State graduate QB/H-back Braxton Miller "could land in the top half of the draft" if he is "able to consistently snare passes from [J.T.] Barrett or [Cardale] Jones" in his new role of H-back, notes NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter.

"Projecting Miller's NFL draft status is difficult, as he will likely be playing a new position in the NFL," Reuter wrote. "He rushed for more than 1,000 yards in 2012 and 2013, showing the elusiveness and vision to break off chunks of yardage in the open field." Miller, 6-foot-1 3/8 and 210 pounds, runs a 4.5 in the 40-yard dash. Nobody knows exactly how he will be used this season, but it's possible that Urban Meyer will cook up a role for him that has elements of the roles Aaron Hernandez, Tim Tebow and Percy Harvin had at Florida.
Source: NFL.com
Jul 29 - 6:13 PM

Ohio State graduate QB/H-back Braxton Miller "has one of the best first steps in college football, but he's also a nifty runner with impressive elusiveness," writes Sports on Earth's Matt Brown.

Miller is transitioning to a hybrid RB/WR position called H-back. "For the most part, it's going to be H-Back and punt return," Miller told Sports Illustrated's Pete Thamel. "It's a long process to get back totally to throwing and throwing every day." Miller, 6-foot-1 3/8 and 210 pounds, runs a 4.5 in the 40-yard dash. "While we have not seen Miller as a receiver, he looks the part," Brown wrote. "[Urban] Meyer is a master at getting the ball in the hands of his playmakers in different ways -- you may remember Tim Tebow and Percy Harvin at Florida -- and from Miller to Marshall to Elliott to Samuel to Wilson to Thomas to the quarterbacks and more, he's never had more weapons to work with, even with the loss of Devin Smith, the best deep-ball receiver in the nation."
Jul 26 - 8:56 PM

An NFC scout said his team has two grades on Ohio State graduate Braxton Miller, with the "athlete" grade "much… better."

"We currently have two grades on him, one as an 'athlete' and one as a quarterback," the scout said. "The grade of him as an athlete is much…better. Because that's when he's at his best – with the ball in his hands." Regarding Miller's position switch, the scout added: "It's a smart, unselfish move that I bet will pay off for him. Also makes my job easier." The 6-foot-1 3/8, 210-pound Miller has never caught a pass in his college career, but that's about to change.
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 26 - 6:36 PM

ESPN's Steve Muench believes a position change will help Ohio State graduate QB/H-back Braxton Miller's draft position because he "didn't project as an early-round quarterback despite his considerable talents."

"There were concerns about his erratic accuracy, his ability to read the field and his fit within a pro-style scheme. Making matters worse, at 6-foot-1 and 210 pounds, he's a bit lean to play quarterback -- and he already has taken a pounding because of his playing style, suffering two labrum injuries to his throwing shoulder," Muench wrote. It's not known exactly how OSU will use Miller in 2015, but he explained his new position as H-back, and we predict he'll be used as Urban Meyer used Aaron Hernandez at Florida. "He's so good with the ball in his hands that the Buckeyes likely will get him plenty of carries as a hybrid running back/receiver. In fact, his long-term future could be at running back," Muench wrote. "If he's able to stay healthy, Miller could work his way into the third or fourth round." Former Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson, you'll recall, went in the fifth round in 2013.
Source: NFL.com
Jul 26 - 3:10 PM

NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt believes Ohio State graduate Braxton Miller is "really built to be a running back" and reminds him of "Paul Hornung when he was at Notre Dame."

"Miller has a great feel as a runner. He knows when to turn it up, and he knows when to move outside and move inside. He's really built to be a running back," Brandt wrote. This spring, Miller was measured at 6-foot-1 3/8, weighing in at 210 pounds, and is said to run a 4.5 in the 40-yard dash. Brandt notes that Miller "has soft hands, too, and can catch the football."
Source: NFL.com
Jul 24 - 2:55 PM

Ohio State graduate Braxton Miller could have the "capability of serving as an emergency quarterback at the next level, saving a roster spot due to his versatility," CBS Sports' Dane Brugler notes.

"Opponents have to be prepared for trick pass plays whenever Miller is on the field, which stresses the defense and gives the offense another threat to work into the gameplan. And as a former quarterback, Miller has at least a basic understanding of the route tree with the capability of serving as an emergency quarterback at the next level, saving a roster spot due to his versatility," Brugler wrote. The Ohio State prospect shows that he's unselfish by the position change, but Urban Meyer could still utilize Miller's talents at QB if he needs to. The self proclaimed "best athlete in college football," will get a real opportunity to show us what he means in 2015.
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 24 - 2:09 PM

Braxton Miller's father says his son still considers himself a QB first and a move to a hybrid receiver position is a backup plan.

Head coach Urban Meyer calls his slot/move receiver an H-back, and this is the position Miller told SI's Pete Thamel he is switching to. Miller's father says Braxton still wants to play quarterback, but "doesn’t feel that he’s ready for quarterback because of the shoulder." Meyer said Thursday night a decision has not been made. We think it has, and expect Miller to predominantly line up at a position other than quarterback in 2015.
Jul 24 - 9:00 AM

Ohio State graduate Braxton Miller told SI's Pete Thamel he is moving to H-back for the 2015 season.

The H-back is described as a hybrid receiver position. Another way to explain it: think of Aaron Hernandez's role in Urban Meyer's offense. Miller adds he will also focus on punt return, with 20% of his practice time spent at quarterback. Many other reporters have passed along buzz since the news broke, including Braxton's shoulder might not have healed to his liking, speeding up the position switch process. Expect to see Miller lined up all around Ohio State's formation.
Jul 23 - 10:06 PM

Les Miles says LSU "would've loved to have been in the running for" OSU graduate QB Braxton Miller if he expressed interest in transferring.

Miles said the team was not interested in Notre Dame transfer Everett Golson, and we think the SEC's strict rules against transfers with previous academic issues likely played a role in that. Presumed LSU starter Anthony Jennings is currently suspended for an academic issue.
Jul 20 - 3:01 PM

Ohio State graduate QB Braxton Miller said his son will also attend the university.

Anyone who may have questioned his commitment to the university might want to cease doing so. Miller has consistently re-affirmed his loyalty to the school and announced last week that he'll finish out his career with the Buckeyes. "Nah, I’m a Buckeye man. I got a tatt[oo] on my shoulder. My son is going to come here one day," Miller said, adding that he never considered a transfer. "It was just rumors. Teams weren’t really reaching out, it was just rumors and stuff. So I’m a Buckeye and that’s it." Miller will take on J.T. Barrett and Cardale Jones for the starting QB job this summer. It'd be nice to see Miller moved to a hybrid role, as that's where he's likely headed in the pros.
Jul 14 - 9:32 PM