Ohio State Football: Inside Look at Braxton Miller’s Strengths and Weaknesses

Braxton Miller is an excellent football player.
Drawing that conclusion only requires a few moments with his highlight film or a simple glance at his trophy case.

Miller is one of college football’s most dangerous dual-threat quarterbacks, and he has spent a majority of his three-year career tormenting the teams tasked with defending Ohio State’s offense.
What’s scary, though, is that he could be a whole lot better in 2014.

Looking Back at 2013

Despite missing most of three games with a sprained knee, Miller had an exceptional 2013 season—notching career highs in completions, completion percentage, passing yards and passing touchdowns.

He’s always been an elite running threat, but in 2013, Miller began taking steps to become a more well-rounded quarterback. This process started in the winter, when he enlisted the services of quarterback guru George Whitfield Jr.

With Whitfield’s tutelage and Urban Meyer pushing him to be “the best fundamental quarterback in the country” (per Ethan Day of The Lantern), Miller showcased better mechanics and footwork en route to a career year.

That said, he was far from the best, which is a big reason why he returned for his senior season. According to Jeremy Fowler of CBS Sports, Meyer said that Miller lacks some qualities that NFL quarterbacks need.

I’ve talked to some general managers and some good friends of mine that are coaches. I’ve gone through every quarterback I’ve had, Alex Smith, I’ve seen what…

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