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Braxton Miller | Quarterback

Team: Ohio State Buckeyes
Age / DOB:  (21) / 11/30/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 215

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SI's Pete Thamel and Thayer Evans spoke with one NFL scout who expressed plenty of concern about Ohio State senior QB Braxton Miller's play and evaluation.
"When (Miller) makes plays, it’s always running around," the scout said. "It’s not a rhythm, timing thing... For what (Ohio State does), he’s really good. For what the NFL does, not so good." The evaluator went on to say OSU cannot sit J.T. Barrett next year if Miller does return. And on Miller, the scout does not believe he has the instincts of Denard Robinson as a runner, but a change in running back is likely in his future. Nov 19 - 2:31 PM

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Several sources who spoke with NFL.com's Albert Breer said that Ohio State senior QB Braxton Miller does not currently intend to transfer.

Miler's plans, according to these sources, are to "lead the Buckeyes in 2015." At the beginning of the season, head coach Urban Meyer said that Miller would not lose the starting job because of injury. However, given J.T. Barrett's all-world play, there will now be a competition in the spring. There's no guarantee that Miller will win that competition. It's still possible that Miller opts to transfer, but at least for now, that does not appear to be the way his head is leaning.
Source: NFL.com
Nov 18 - 9:17 PM

NFL.com analyst Mike Huguenin wrote that if Braxton Miller chose to transfer, he could possibly land at Mississippi State, Oregon or UCLA.

Miller and current Buckeye starter J.T. Barrett are set to compete in camp next spring, but speculation about a possible Miller transfer has been bubbling for several weeks. Analyst Huguenin speculated that the best spots for a Miller transfer would be schools that have outgoing draftable quarterbacks. That means Oregon (Marcus Mariota), UCLA (Brett Hundley) and Mississippi State (Dak Prescott). As to the Oregon possibility, Huguenin wrote that Mariota "is more advanced as a passer than Miller, but Miller is a more physical runner, and adding him to the stable of backs already on Oregon's campus -- wow." This is all fun speculation. For the time being, the most likely place Miller will end up playing next year is Ohio State.
Source: NFL.com
Nov 18 - 4:17 PM

NFL Media's Bucky Brooks believes senior QB Braxton Miller should move to RB if he stays at Ohio State in 2015.

"(J.T. Barrett) is a better passer. He's a better quarterback," Brooks said. "Braxton Miller should move to running back... I think that would be the best thing for him. I don't think he's a wide receiver and he's not a quarterback." Brooks added he does not think head coach urban Meyer could look at his team and believe the Buckeyes are better off with Miller as the starting quarterback next season. Meyer had previously been adamant Miller would be his starter once returning, but then seemed non-committal in recent weeks.
Source: NFL.com
Nov 13 - 9:31 AM

Ohio State senior QB Braxton Miller bristled at the comments by Michigan State linebacker Taiwan Jones, saying that he'd "never heard of the kid."

Miller was responding to Jones' comments about how many Michigan State defenders thought current Ohio State starter J.T. Barrett was a better quarterback than him. "I feel like [Barrett] has a better arm, he’s a way better quarterback than Braxton," said Jones. Miller shot back with a tweet that contained the words "Never heard of the kid #34" which was followed by what appeared to be emojis of a sad frog and a cup of coffee. Barrett currently leads the conference with 23 touchdown passes and is completing over 65% of his throws. Miller is expected to return to the Buckeyes in 2015 and Urban Meyer has committed to starting him, though we don't necessarily buy that.
Nov 6 - 8:45 PM

Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer believes senior QB Braxton Miller will return to school in 2015, and announced him as starter.

"Braxton is our quarterback," Meyer said. "To be fair to Braxton, Big Ten Player of the Year. But it's good to know we've got both of them." In other words, Miller will start over freshman J.T. Barrett next season regardless of how well Barrett plays this year. Miller, who is out for the year after undergoing right shoulder surgery to repair a torn labrum, said last month that he would return to school for the 2015 season. Because he was very close to declaring for the 2014 draft, we'll wait until the winter filing deadline before officially writing him in for the 2016 draft.
Source: ESPN.com
Sep 30 - 8:42 PM

Ohio State senior QB Braxton Miller's torn labrum surgery was successful.

Buckeyes' HC Urban Meyer said on the Big Ten's Tuesday conference call that the surgery, performed by Dr. James Andrews, went according to plan. Miller wrecked his throwing shoulder in practice on Aug. 18. He was named team captain anyway and says he will return to school in 2015. Redshirt freshman J.T. Barrett has assumed the starting job.
Source: CBS Sports
Aug 26 - 6:53 PM

Ohio State senior QB Braxton Miller is scheduled to undergo season-ending labrum surgery on Tuesday.

Buckeyes HC Urban Meyer confirmed the news to the media, and added that Miller has been named a 2014 team captain. "We voted captains, and Braxton Miller was the high vote-getter," Meyer said. "Jeff Heurman, Michael Bennett, Doran Grant -- which is a great success story, his turnaround -- and Curtis Grant, which here is a guy that, once again, that's one of the great things about what we do for a living is to see young people grow up, and boy, has Curtis Grant done a nice job." Miller says he will return to school for the 2015 season. He was very close to declaring for the 2014 draft, so we won't be certain of that statement until the deadline in January.
Source: CBS Sports
Aug 25 - 6:50 PM

Ohio State senior QB Braxton Miller says he will return to school for the 2015 season.

"I am on course to graduate in December and I want to attend graduate school, and then return to lead the Buckeyes next season," Miller said in a statement. The quarterback will undergo another surgery to his right shoulder to repair a torn labrum. Depending on redshirt freshman J.T. Barrett's success this season, we are not sure if Miller's word on returning will stand. According to reports, Miller was very close to declaring for the 2014 draft. More evaluators will likely look at Miller as a running back after a second surgery to his throwing arm.
Source: USA Today
Aug 20 - 9:31 AM

Ohio State announced senior QB Braxton Miller will miss the entire 2014 season.

The Buckeyes are confirming Miller re-injured his right (throwing) shoulder during practice Monday, but they have thus far refused to disclose the specific nature of the injury. Previous media reports indicate that Miller dislocated the shoulder on a throw in which he wasn't hit. "My thoughts and prayers are with Braxton and his family," Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer said in a statement. "This is an unfortunate injury to a young man who means so much to this program and to Buckeye nation." Miller is saying he intends to return to Ohio State in 2015. "I am on course to graduate in December and I want to attend graduate school, and then return to lead the Buckeyes next season," he said. All eyes are now on redshirt freshman J.T. Barrett, who assumes the starting job.
Aug 19 - 6:35 PM

Ohio State senior QB Braxton Miller will miss the entire 2014 season, according to ESPN's Brett McMurphy.

It was the news we all expect. Miller underwent an MRI on Tuesday after re-injuring his right throwing shoulder during practice on Monday. J.T. Barrett will almost certainly be named Ohio State's starting quarterback shortly. We are not sure if Miller will take a redshirt season, as he was very close to entering last spring's NFL draft.
Aug 19 - 1:03 PM

Ohio State senior QB Braxton Miller reportedly re-injured his right shoulder during practice on Monday and his 2014 season is in doubt, according to beat writer Tim May.

Ohio State has not confirmed the news at this time. Miller was returning from shoulder surgery that took place in February. His practice time had been limited as his recovery had been slow. Miller just recently told reporters he was near 100 percent and was ready to start the season. Miller seemed to really struggle with his NFL decision last year, with many believing he wanted to enter the draft while he was getting advice to stay. Redshirt freshman JT Barrett will likely draw the starting nod now. The Buckeyes open against Navy.
Aug 18 - 10:03 PM

Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer said senior QB Braxton Miller is "right on schedule" in his recovery from shoulder surgery.

Miller is almost six months removed from the surgery. His throwing during practice sessions has been decreased as a result, but Meyer stressed that he's happy with Miller's progression. "If the game was tomorrow, we'd be very cautious with Braxton," Meyer said. "But we have three weeks." Ohio State opens against Navy later this month.
Aug 10 - 7:49 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline wrote in his Big 10 preview that he is "really down" on Ohio State senior QB Braxton Miller.

Pauline grades Miller as a Rds. 4-5 selection. "I must say I’m really down on Braxton Miller as he showed me little in the way of development as a passer last year," Pauline wrote. "He’s still more athlete than quarterback, more thrower than passer. Considering the ability he showed as a sophomore in 2012 and the reports from August camp last year its disappointing." Because of these criticisms, some scouts see running back as Miller's best positional fit in the NFL. CBS Sports' Dane Brugler outlined Miller's weaknesses in a post earlier this month: "Miller 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."
Aug 10 - 5:44 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline grades Ohio State senior QB Braxton Miller as a Rds. 4-5 selection.

Pauline lists Miller as a signal-caller, while a few other analysts and scouts project him as a running back. Pauline hasn't written up Big 10 prospects, so we'll have to wait on his evaluation, but CBS Sports' Dane Brugler outlined Miller's weaknesses in a post earlier this month: "Miller 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. Miller needs to improve on his footwork and base while focusing on his mechanics."
Aug 4 - 8:48 PM