Braxton Miller

Ohio State
WR #1
6’1″ 204

Pros:

  • Seamless transition between positions highlights his elite athleticism and speed
  • Can serve as an emergency quarterback
  • Combination of fluid hips and feet allow him to set up and freeze defenders
  • Agility and ability to separate were on display this season
  • Incredible savvy and route-running ability for a former quarterback
  • Build and length (30”)
  • Possess great field awareness
  • Adjusts to poorly thrown balls
  • A threat to score every time he touches the ball with an arsenal of moves
  • Tracks the ball well
  • Short area quickness
  • Quick out of stance

Cons:

  • Only one year of experience
  • Will be asked to block much more at the next level
  • Questions about his ability to make contested catches
  • Still learning how to run routes; will round off and drift
  • Relies on athleticism more than technique
  • Hasn’t learned or run a full route tree
  • Hesitates after the snap when asked to run block

Miller makes a strong case as the most accomplished player in this draft class at the high school and college levels. He was named a Mr. Football Award Finalist in the state of Ohio while competing in the Under Armour All-American Game as the number two rated quarterback via Scout.com and number one via Rivals; he received five star and four star ratings respectively. Miller played in all 12 games as a true freshman, becoming the starter in Week 4 as he became the seventh Ohio State player to take home the Big 10 Freshman of the Year accolade; he also won the 2011 CFPA National Freshman Trophy. Miller started all 12 games as a sophomore and junior as he guided the Buckeyes to a 24-2 record and Big 10 Championship over that span. In those two seasons, Miller was also a Heisman candidate, Big 10 POY, Griese-Brees Quarterback of the Year, first team All-Big 10, Chicago Tribune Silver Football Award recipient, and Davey O’Brien Award Finalist (2012). After suffering a shoulder injury during spring practice in 2014 that forced him to miss the remainder of the season, Miller took a medical redshirt before returning as a receiver in 2015, racking up 341 receiving yards and three touchdowns (26 receptions) and another 260 and one on the ground. Miller finished with 5,295 passing yards and 52 passing touchdowns in his four year career while adding 3,314 and 33 more on the ground.

Pro comp: Darius Heyward-Bey/Julian Edleman

Projected draft value: 2nd round




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