Ohio State’s Braxton Miller was among the best players in college football last season as evidenced by his fifth-place finish in the Heisman Trophy voting. But can it translate into an NFL future?
Miller is certainly not as good a player as he is by his passing skills alone, but there’s no doubt those skills improved greatly from his freshman season to his sophomore year.
His running ability is what makes him a special player, where he combines his speed with quick-twitch jukes that make him so difficult to bring down in the open field.
Now with NFL offenses adding read-option plays, particularly the San Francisco 49ers, suddenly a window is opening for dual-threat quarterbacks. That may have been part of the reason why E.J. Manuel was the first quarterback taken in last month’s draft.
The 2014 crop of prospective quarterbacks looks very strong, led of course by Louisville’s Teddy Bridgewater as well as Johnny Manziel.
While it’s reasonable to say that Miller is not just one year away…
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