Scouts are incredibly excited to see Ohio State quarterback-turned-wide receiver Braxton Miller at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis this week, as he was the star of the Senior Bowl last month and impressed everyone with his speed and route-running abilities.
And in terms of his draft stock, Braxton Miller “for sure” thinks that he can be a first-round pick come the NFL Draft in April, according to a tweet from Cleveland Browns beat writer Patrick Maks.
Braxton Miller on if he's a first rounder: "Oh for sure."
— Patrick Maks (@maksimuspatrick) February 25, 2016
It’s good to see that Miller is aiming high, especially with speculation abound that he could break Chris Johnson’s record of fastest 40-yard-dash time this weekend, but his numbers as a receiver at Ohio State don’t necessarily scream first-round pick. He appeared in 13 games in 2015, but had just 25 receptions for 340 yards and three touchdowns. Yes, Miller adjusted to his new position beautifully, but to say that he was a top receiver last season is a stretch.
Thus, even if Miller has seen his draft stock rise over the past month, any team using a first-round pick on him would be a reach. He’s talented, but hasn’t quite proven himself worthy of that status just yet.
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