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Sep 7, 2015; Blacksburg, VA, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes wide receiver Braxton Miller (1) runs for a touchdown during the third quarter against the Virginia Tech Hokies at Lane Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports

Braxton Miller, WR/RB, Ohio State, Sr.

6-foot-1, 215 pounds

Projected Round: 3-4

A two-time Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year, Braxton Miller already had an incredibly college career in the bag. However, after the emergence of J.T. Barrett and Cardale Jones at Ohio State, Miller decided a position change was best for him, moving from quarterback to wide receiver this season.

Miller was never going to be an NFL quarterback, and him choosing to showcase his skill-set at another position was a wise decision. With incredible pure speed and lighting quickness, Miller may be the single best athlete in college football, and he is showing off his skills in a big way this season.

The Buckeyes are using Miller in a lot of different ways. He has primarily lined up in the slot, but he has also shown the ability to be dangerous on the outside and in the backfield. Miller is a huge threat running the ball and as a receiver from anywhere on the field.

That kind of versatility on the offensive side of the ball can be deadly in the NFL. I can just envision Belichick and Josh McDaniels having a field day lining Miller up everywhere on the field. At times he could be a dangerous threat in the slot, running short routes a la Julian Edelman, or a legitimate rushing/receiving combo threat out of the backfield.

The possibilities are endless with Miller, and it would be incredibly exciting to see what he could do in New England.

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