Braxton Miller is switching to receiver

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Braxton Miller announced yesterday via an article on SI that he will be playing a different role next season for the Buckeyes, H-Back/WR. The move first started gathering momentum after Miller mentioned it to Urban Meyer in April and they started to watch film of great receivers together. The switch will play to Miller’s strengths though with him being a bigger threat with running than he was passing and having 4.3 40 speed. Miller who still hasn’t fully recovered from a labrum injury on his throwing shoulder that he originally suffered at the 2014 Orange Bowl but reinjured last season in fall camp, will be splitting his time 80-20 with the receivers and quarterbacks. The move will help to avoid more damage being done to the shoulder and will also help to improve his NFL prospects. Miller has already been practicing running routes and catching passes with JT Barrett after training. The role Miller will likely see is similar to Percy Harvin’s when Meyer was at Florida with plenty of screens and pitches with the possibility of some trick plays with Miller throwing. The move also means that the quarterback competition is now down to two with Cardale Jones still having a slight edge in my eyes.

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