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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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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. Aug 20 - 9:31 AM
Source: USA Today

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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

Ohio State senior QB Braxton Miller "needs to continue his development as a passer for some NFL scouts to be sold," according to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

"While much improved in areas, 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," Brugler wrote. Miller needs to improve on his "footwork and base while focusing on "his mechanics" and improved "ball placement," Brugler noted. While some scouts are calling for a position change to RB, Miller is still in the early stages of developing as a quarterback. Unfortunately for Miller he has missed a large amount of time with injuries, so it may be too early to be calling for a position switch.
Source: CBS Sports
Aug 3 - 9:17 AM

NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks believes Urban Meyer was "overselling Braxton Miller's pro potential" at Big Ten Media Days.

"I believe the Ohio State head coach was overselling Braxton Miller's pro potential at Big Ten Media Days. While the senior standout is undoubtedly one of the most dangerous playmakers in college football, he is not "close" (as Meyer suggested on Monday) to joining the ranks of the elite quarterbacks in the 2015 class based on what I've seen from the Buckeyes' star over the past few years," Brooks wrote. Brooks also added that the Miller's "game isn't polished enough to thrust him into the conversation with Jameis Winston, Brett Hundley, Marcus Mariota and even Connor Cook as one of the top quarterbacks in the class." It's imperative that Miller develop during his final year under Meyer, to silence all his critics heading into next year's draft.
Source: NFL.com
Jul 29 - 5:34 PM

Ohio State senior QB Braxton Miller has dropped his body fat from 10 to 7 percent, according to Fox Sports' Bruce Feldman.

Despite the drop in body fat, Miller is actually up eight pounds and weighs in at 220. "I feel fast, clean." Nutrition has become a big part of some NFL teams' success, most recently with the Eagles. Many are seemingly already writing off Miller as a quarterback prospect. We are not one of them. He has plenty of areas to improve, however.
Jul 28 - 2:44 PM

Despite OSU senior Braxton Miller earning a RB grade from a scouting service, CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes the Buckeye is a viable QB prospect.

During the "first half of last season, Miller was a better RB prospect than at QB," Brugler tweeted. "But he showed clear improvement down the stretch. Loads of potential." We are closer to Brugler's stance than the scouting service. Miller missed a good portion of the 2013 season, but we are excited to see if he develops during his final year under Urban Meyer.
Jul 25 - 2:33 PM

One scouting service gave Ohio State senior QB Braxton Miller a RB only grade, according to NFL.com's Andy Fenelon.

This fascinates us. While Miller is certainly still in the novice stages of his passing progression and has missed a large amount of time with injuries, it is early to be calling for a position switch. Miller had a difficult time choosing to stay or go following last season, but we are excited to see if there has been more development in 2014.
Jul 24 - 4:38 PM

Ohio State senior QB Braxton Miller has entered the "soft-passing" phase of his shoulder rehab.

Miller underwent offseason shoulder surgery. "He’s on schedule, I think, a little ahead of schedule," head coach Urban Meyer said. "His demeanor is fantastic. His attitude is great." Miller missed a large portion of last season, but should be 100 percent heading into his final year with the Buckeyes.
Jun 16 - 12:59 PM

Ohio State senior QB Braxton Miller leads the FBS in game-winning touchdown scoring drives, according to one study.

There are a few factors that play into this. First, Miller is one of the longest tenured starters in the FBS. Ohio State's quality of talent should also not be overlooked. Possessing the opportunity to play in close games is also important for a study like this, and is a reason why someone like Marcus Mariota is not even among the top 11. With that said, Miller's six exposures that fit the criteria are very impressive. Hopefully he takes an even bigger step towards becoming a poised passer.
Source: Ohio State
Jun 12 - 2:26 PM

Ohio State senior QB Braxton Miller could be a Day 3 pick next year if he can't "noticeably improve" as a passer in 2014, according to NFL.com's Mike Huegenin.

"He is a great fit for coach Urban Meyer's version of the spread offense and is a true dual-threat quarterback," the analyst wrote. "Still, he has to improve as a passer. The better he becomes in that facet of the game, the earlier he will hear his name called in the 2015 NFL Draft." Miller threw for 2,094 yards and ran for 1,068 yards in 2013 and was given a mid- to late-round grade from the NFL's advisory board before deciding to return for his senior campaign.
Source: NFL.com
May 21 - 7:52 PM