Braxton Miller Officially Staying At Ohio State

    It should be an easy sales job for Urban Meyer. There are 32 starting quarterback jobs in the NFL, and only a few come open each year. There at least 100

    July 9, 2015


    It should be an easy sales job for Urban Meyer. There are 32 starting quarterback jobs in the NFL, and only a few come open each year. There at least 100 starting wide receiver jobs, several more fourth-receiver gigs, and there’s always room for more.

    Julian Edelman, Antwaan Randle-El, Josh Cribbs, Denard Robinson – it’s possible to make a nice living doing something other than hang out under center. 

    Braxton Miller is a late-round quarterback draft prospect, and at best he might be a fourth-round flier by someone who wants to take a gamble. However, the 6-2, 215-pounder could be a whale of a wide receiver with the athleticism, quarterback-smarts, and open-field running ability to become the type of guy who hangs around The League for a decade. 

    While he could’ve transferred and given it a shot at quarterback someplace else, what’s best for his future, though, would be to spend the year developing as a pro-level receiver and yet another weapon for the already high-octane offense. Obviously, it always helps to get as many star players on the field at once.

    Of course, if he’s ever needed to switch back to quarterback in case of an emergency, he certainly can, but move him to wideout where he’ll catch 58 passes for 785 yards and eight touchdowns – to go along with Braxton packages that have him running 50 times for 400 yards and five scores – and the NFL scouts will eat it up. 

    The other option might be that Miller really could develop into more of a pro-style passer. He might not have a 12 Gauge arm, but with another year of seasoning, maybe he turns into a playmaker worthy of a top 100 pick, and if that’s his dream, and if that’s his goal do make it happen at Ohio State

     

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