|Season||Games||Passing Yards||Passing Touchdowns||Interceptions||Rushing Yards||Rushing Touchdowns|
|Season||Games||Rushing Yards||Rushing Touchdowns||Receptions||Receiving Yards||Receiving Touchdowns|
*Stats courtesy of Sports-Reference
Combine/Pro Day Results
|Event||NFL Combine||Pro Day|
|40-yard Dash||4.50 seconds||4.41 seconds|
|Bench Press||17 reps||N/A|
|Vertical Jump||35 inches||N/A|
|Broad Jump||123 inches||N/A|
|3-Cone Drill||6.65 seconds||N/A|
|20-yard Shuttle||4.07 seconds||N/A|
|60-yard Shuttle||10.84 seconds||N/A|
*Results courtesy of NFL.com
- Jack of All Trades
Braxton Miller was incredibly successful as a dual-threat quarterback his first two seasons with the Buckeyes. However, he lost the starting job after suffering a season-ending injury in 2014 and when he was healthy in 2015 was not able to regain the starting job.
He made a position change and transitioned to wide receiver, along with lining up in the backfield. The fact that he was able to do it so smoothly shows just how athletic he is. It also shows the type of personality he has by willing to make the switch to help this team. It is hard to find many quarterbacks who had 36 touchdowns his previous year willing to make that switch.
This ability to line Miller up at a number of positions allows offensive coordinators to get creative and create mismatches for opposing defenses.
- Explosive Athlete
The simplest way to describe Miller is that he is just an athlete but that might not give him the credit he deserves. As I mentioned before, there isn't many players who would make the switch from quarterback, some due to ego and others because they just physically can't.
Miller has all the physical tools to make the change and excel at it. He was one of the most explosive players on the field at the collegiate level and nearly unstoppable in the open field. He has incredibly speed that allows him to get over the top of defenses as well superior quickness to make defenders miss.
- Raw at Wide Receiver
Miller has all the physical tools to be successful but must go to a team that is willing to allow him time to develop as a wide receiver. He has a lot to learn in terms of technique and how to play wide receiver.
While at Ohio State, he relied on his athletic ability to beat defenses but it won't be as easy in the NFL. If he can refine his route running, he has the potential to be an excellent wide receiver in the NFL.
How he fits with the Panthers?
A player like Braxton Miller would be an excellent weapon for the Carolina Panthers offense and Cam Newton. The Panthers tried last season to use wide receivers like Philly Brown and Ted Ginn Jr. on jet sweeps and end-arounds and found some success averaging 9.8 yards per attempt.
This is a role Miller could step in almost immediately and have an impact as a rookie. He has exceptional speed and even though defenses are faster in the NFL, he should still be able to beat players around the corner.
The Panthers also have depth at wide receiver that will allow him time to develop and learn the position. He could eventually be the long-term answer to replace Ginn and his role in this offense.