Colts Interview Ohio State WR Braxton Miller at Senior Bowl
According to NFL.com’s Chase Goodbread, the Indianapolis Colts were among the teams that were interviewing Ohio State wide receiver Braxton Miller at Senior Bowl practice:
The former standout quarterback for the Buckeyes transitioned to wide receiver last season, where he caught 25 receptions for 340 receiving yards and 3 touchdowns.
However, Braxton also made an impression in the ground game too, as he rushed for 261 rushing yards on 43 carries and 1 rushing touchdown during his redshirt senior campaign.
In 3 seasons prior starting at quarterback for Ohio State, Miller completed 395 of 666 throws for 5,292 passing yards, 52 touchdowns, and 17 interceptions. He was 2x All-Big Ten 1st Team and 2x Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year (2012, 2013) respectively.
Still learning the nuances of his new position, Miller has reportedly impressed at Senior Bowl practices:
Miller has reportedly slimmed down and has looked good in drills so far–running routes, catching passes, and even fielding punts at his new position:
"4. Slimmed-down Miller. Ohio State WR Braxton Miller, listed at 215 pounds by the Buckeyes, weighed just 204 and looked as though he’s made the most of his time off since finishing college career in the Fiesta Bowl. The former OSU quarterback will play receiver this week, as he did his entire senior year, and his transition at the position will be under close watch by NFL scouts."
While the Colts don’t have a real need for a wide receiver right now, Miller could be an interesting developmental project in the early rounds of the NFL Draft for any team given his outstanding athleticism.