Braxton Miller is above anything else a football player. He was a dynamic playmaker with the ball in his hands playing for Urban Meyer in Columbus for the Ohio State Buckeyes at first quarterback then as a wide receiver his redshirt senior year in 2015.
Miller had 625 rushing/receiving plays in his five seasons at Ohio State, totaling 3,655 yards from scrimmage for 36 touchdowns. Though the 6’1″, 201 pound athlete still has some serious work to do to become an NFL receiver, he has clearly demonstrated that he can make plays with the football in his hands.
Miller projects as a second round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft and is the No. 6 wide receiver on the draft board according to CBSSports.com. It seems that scouts love his upside at the position and are willing to give him a high draft grade regardless of experience at wide receiver in the Power 5.
Really the only criticisms Miller is receiving from his transition from quarterback to wide receiver has to do with inexperience and route running, but general managers see him as a project at wideout that is more likely to pan out than not at the NFL level.
The second round grade seems a little high for the Atlanta Falcons to take him there, since they can’t afford to miss on any picks in this year’s draft. However should Braxton Miller fall to the middle of the third round, the Falcons could wind up taking him with that selection.
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