Follow Us ON
College Basketball Duke Louisville North Carolina Notre Dame Syracuse Virginia Memphis Temple Virginia Commonwealth Kansas Oklahoma Marquette Villanova Big Ten Illinois Indiana Maryland Michigan Penn State Wisconsin Yale Northern Iowa San Diego State Arizona Stanford Preview/Prediction Kentucky LSU South Carolina Gonzaga College Football Clemson Florida State Louisville Duke East Carolina Memphis Baylor Oklahoma Texas Michigan State Michigan Ohio State Penn State Illinois Iowa Notre Dame Akron Eastern Michigan Oregon Arizona UCLA USC Utah Georgia Missouri South Carolina Tennessee SEC - West Alabama Arkansas Auburn LSU Mississippi State Ole Miss Texas A&M MLB Cleveland Indians Boston Red Sox New York Yankees Toronto Blue Jays Texas Rangers Chicago Cubs Miami Marlins New York Mets Philadelphia Phillies Rumors NBA Boston Celtics Brooklyn Nets New York Knicks Philadelphia 76ers Toronto Raptors Chicago Bulls Cleveland Cavaliers Detroit Pistons Indiana Pacers Milwaukee Bucks Atlanta Hawks Charlotte Hornets Miami Heat Orlando Magic Washington Wizards Preview/Prediction Rumors Denver Nuggets Minnesota Timberwolves Oklahoma City Thunder Portland Trail Blazers Utah Jazz Golden State Warriors Los Angeles Clippers Los Angeles Lakers Phoenix Suns Sacramento Kings Dallas Mavericks Houston Rockets Memphis Grizzlies New Orleans Pelicans San Antonio Spurs Western Conference NFL Buffalo Bills Miami Dolphins New England Patriots New York Jets Baltimore Ravens Cincinnati Bengals Cleveland Browns Pittsburgh Steelers Houston Texans Indianapolis Colts Jacksonville Jaguars Tennessee Titans Denver Broncos Kansas City Chiefs Oakland Raiders San Diego Chargers Fantasy Dallas Cowboys New York Giants Philadelphia Eagles Washington Redskins Chicago Bears Detroit Lions Green Bay Packers Minnesota Vikings Atlanta Falcons Carolina Panthers New Orleans Saints Tampa Bay Buccaneers Arizona Cardinals Los Angeles Rams San Francisco 49ers Seattle Seahawks NFC Preview/Prediction Rumors New Jersey Devils Philadelphia Flyers Other Boxing Collegiate Sports Culture/Misc General Sports Golf Local Sports MMA Olympics Other Sport Pro Wrestling Rumors Satire/Humor Tennis Track and Field Soccer WNBA Los Angeles Sparks

© 2016 FootBasket

Advertise Here Flag

How the Senior Bowl Will Boost Braxton Miller’s NFL Draft Stock

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

The Senior Bowl is the annual place where possible mid-round talents can skyrocket stock with a good week of practice and a stellar performance in the game.

One of the most-scouted events leading up to the NFL Draft, all eyes will be on the quarterback contingent and Ohio State wide receiver Braxton Miller. The two-time Big Ten Player of the Year had a solid campaign for the Buckeyes, hauling in 24 receptions for 325 yards and three touchdowns.

Miller has accepted an invitation to the 2016 Reese’s Senior Bowl, making him one of the annual all-star game’s most intriguing prospects in years.

Standing 6-foot-2 and 215 pounds, Miller has explosive athleticism and size that parallels Victor Cruz of the Giants. We’ll ignore his season stats, and focus on the things he’ll do well at the next level.

Urban Meyer told College Football 24/7 back in October, that he expects Miller to turn in a phenomenal 40-yard dash time.

“He will run a sub-4.4 at the combine, and show he’s a really competitive guy. He’ll knock it out,” said Meyer, whose new book, “Above the Line: Lessons in Leadership and Life from a Championship Season” will be released this week.

At the 2015 combine, just seven of 323 participants recorded a time better than 4.4, with three of them being defensive backs.

Could you imagine being the offensive coordinator that lines Braxton Miller up in the slot, fast as Tavon Austin yet strong enough to dictate the matchup with any slot corner or safety that stands in his way?

You’re probably wondering if he’ll even be a quality receiver at the next level?

How about this catch:

Phil Savage of said back in October that Miller’s instinct in making the catch prove that he can be a top flgith receiver in the NFL.

“To me, that first diving catch he made was the play that grabbed the attention of the NFL that said this guy can be a legitimate receiver,” Savage added. “As far as his NFL future, that was sensational in proving something he had never done before. That catch was big-time. The spin move was fantastic and that was icing on the cake, but we knew he was athletic.”

A strong showing at the Senior Bowl surrounded by premiere college talent and NFL coaches will only allow Miller to skyrocket up the board.

A blazing 40 at the Combine, along with strong route-running will enhance his potential at the next level. Could you imagine Bill Belichick getting his hands on a refined toy like Miller? It’s Julian Edelman all over again.

Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller released the latest edition of his mock draft, which includes projections for the second and third rounds.

Miller is coming off two shoulder surgeries which made him move from quarterback to H-Back, but if he can learn the position, work hard at his craft and develop, he’ll be the steal of this NFL Draft.

-- Glenn Erby

Show Comments