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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 HC Urban Meyer wants to get WR Braxton Miller more involved in the offense.
Miller produced 140 yards in the season opener, but since has turned 22 touches into 123 total yards. Meyer concedes that the defense dictates where the ball goes, but added Miller "deserves touches. He's an electric player with the ball in his hand. We just have not got him loose the last couple of games." Miller looked like a natural receiver in the season opener and not just a manufactured touch player. Oct 9 - 12:09 PM
Source: ESPN

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As Bruce Feldman points out, Ohio State senior WR Braxton Miller has only produced 123 total yards on 22 touches in the school's last four games.

Miller racked up 140 yards in the opener against Virginia Tech, leading many to say he looked comfortable at receiver. The fact is that this was true: Miller was hand catching targets at multiple levels and was far from a manufactured touch player. We would suggest that Miller's statistical struggles aren't solely on him and more about the offense as a whole (outside of Ezekiel Elliott).
Source: Fox Sports
Oct 5 - 11:19 AM

Ohio State WR Braxton Miller did not record a catch against NIU and took four carries for just seven yards.

He added one pass for three yards. Miller has not been the week one playmaker over the last two games. To put it in perspective. Miller totaled 140 receiving/rushing yards in week one and only 80 in weeks two and three combined. The Buckeyes struggled offensively against Hawaii despite what the score reads, and obviously had issues Saturday against NIU.
Sep 19 - 8:19 PM

Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer said Braxton Miller is getting closer to being able to throw passes in games.

"You might potentially see a pass with him this week" Meyer told reporters. This might be the truth, an attempt at reverse psychology, or reverse reverse psychology. In tow games, Miller has caught five passes for 95 yards and a touchdown and 118 yards and a touchdown on the ground.
Source: ESPN
Sep 18 - 11:29 AM

All four of the targets Ohio State senior WR Braxton Miller saw in the game against Virginia Tech were 20-plus yards downfield, according to CFB Film Room.

The people at CFB Film Room suggest Miller could be the planned replacement for Devin Smith in terms of vertical targets. It is definitely possibly, however, Miller is technically a slot receiver in Ohio State's scheme. Three receivers were suspended for the opener, but expect Miller to stay in the starting lineup and on the field. As we saw against Virginia Tech, Miller is most dangerous with the ball in his hands.
Sep 11 - 9:46 AM

Ohio State graduate WR Braxton Miller called the reaction to his highlight-reel spin move against Virginia Tech "a cool thing."

Miller jokingly claimed that he didn't have the Internet or cable when asked about the reaction to the video game-esque spin move he pulled on a 53-yard touchdown run in the third quarter of Monday's win over Virginia Tech. The 6-foot-2, 215-pound graduate athlete also spoke more seriously about his recovery from injury. "It was devastating what happened to my shoulder [last year]," said Miller "and stuff like that, and all the emotion that's hit me, just being back up there with the guys and making plays and high-fiving with everyone on the sideline, it just felt like I didn't miss a beat." He added that he felt blessed to be able to play football again. During Monday's game, Miller caught a 54-yard touchdown from Cardale Jones in addition to spinning his way into multiple Internet Vines.
Sep 9 - 9:40 PM

According to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler, "[NFL] teams will have some interesting debates on how high they should draft [Ohio State graduate WR Braxton Miller].

Miller could be the most explosive offensive player in college football. One need to look no further than the 6-foot-2, 215-pound graduate's game against Virginia Tech on Monday. On eight touches, he produced 140 total yards and two touchdowns. His chances at a possible Heisman--not to mention a high selection in the draft--will likely hinge on two factors: Health, and his development as a pure receiver. The second factor is the more interesting of the two. There's no denying Miller's athleticism and ability, but his ability to transition into a true, well-rounded receiver is not a given.
Source: CBS Sports
Sep 8 - 9:20 PM

Ohio State graduate WR Braxton Miller went into the Matrix in Monday's 42-24 win over Virginia Tech, rushing six times for 62 yards and a touchdown while also catching two passes for 78 yards and a score.

Miller might have only touched the ball eight total times, but he flashed his typical smooth athleticism in making several highlight-reel plays. His third quarter, 54-yard touchdown catch was impressive enough, but the play that melted Twitter was a 53-yard scoring run later in the third. Miller took the ball to the left and then spun through a would-be tackle as though he was in a video game before racing to paydirt. Because he's still raw as a receiver, there's room to grow here. This should be a flat-out terrifying prospect for Big Ten defensive coordinators.
Sep 8 - 1:20 AM

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 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 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

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.
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