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Jim Monos, Director of Player Personnel for the Buffalo Bills, believes Braxton Miller is a playmaker

Jim Monos believes that Braxton Miller needs work but believes the wide receiver is a natural playmaker.

Jim Monos, Director of Player Personnel for the Buffalo Bills, spoke on WGR-550's Howard Simon Show this morning. During the show, Monos addressed a variety of topics on this year's draft class during his appearance and was asked specifically about Ohio State wide receiver Braxton Miller

Monos praised the receiver, calling him a playmaker, but noted that Miller still has a ways to go in terms of his development at wide receiver.

“He showed that he’s had a good year of working at receiver," Monos said. "He’s certainly becoming more comfortable playing there (wide receiver). Still has a ways to go, which he knows, but he’s natural as far as just being a playmaker. You could tell he’s comfortable with the ball in his hands for sure. He had a pretty good week.”

Although Miller has plenty of work to do in terms of learning the position, Monos noted that he's intrigued with Miller.

“Definitely showed some skills during the week that you’re intrigued by.”

Miller didn't produce much in the Senior Bowl game, but no player had a better week of practice than the Ohio State product. It's difficult to project where Miller will be selected in the draft but he's an intriguing option for the Bills in the second round. In Buffalo, Miller could get involved in the offense immediately while learning the ropes of playing wide receiver. 

Miller could handle kick return or punt return responsibilities immediately for Buffalo. In addition to handling special teams duties, Miller could be utilized in a variety of ways in Greg Roman's offense. There's no doubt that Roman would find a way to get the ball in Miller's hands. He could obviously line Miller up at receiver but also place him in the backfield and, sometimes in gadget plays, under center. 

There's no shortage of ways to utilize Miller and if he reaches his full potential at receiver, he'd make for a scary 1-2 punch with Sammy Watkins. He certainly has the skill-set you want in a receiver but he just needs more reps at the position. 

Perhaps the Bills will pass on Miller or he'll be off the board before they even get the chance to draft him in the second round. No matter what happens with Miller, it sounds like Monos and the Bills plan to find a receiver in this draft class to eventually serve as a complement for Watkins.

“We’re going to find somebody we like.”


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