(Editor's Note: With just one month until the start of the 2016 NFL Draft on April 28, the staff of DallasCowboys.com intends to preview the landscape of possible Cowboys draft picks – from the top of the first round to the bottom of the talent pool. Today's featured player is Ohio State wide receiver Braxton Miller.)
Honors:Back-to-back winner of the Chicago Tribune Silver Football Award given to the Big Ten's best player (2012, 2013); Honorable mention All-Big Ten as a senior in 2015.
Key Stat: Miller totaled 8,346 offensive yards in three seasons as the Buckeyes' starting quarterback. Then after missing the 2014 season with a shoulder injury, Miller moved to H-back/receiver as a senior and had 622 total yards rushing and receiving to go along with four touchdowns.
Where He's Projected: Although he's still in the process of a position switch to receiver, many mock drafts still list Miller as a potential Day 2 draft prospect, meaning he could go off the board somewhere in the second or third round.
How He Helps the Cowboys: It remains to be seen whether the Cowboys will draft a receiver for depth. No matter where he ends up, Miller figures to help a team as a multi-purpose option on offense – lining up as a receiver or even taking snaps from center due to his quarterback experience – and possibly on returns, too. Miller looked comfortable at receiver on the Cowboys-coached North squad at the Senior Bowl in January, though receivers typically have a larger transition at the NFL level and he is only a year into his transition.
Scout's Take:Quickness up the field. Adjust to low ball. Can plant and explode. Needs work on route balance. Can make tacklers miss. Aware to track the ball. Will lay out for the ball. Will extend for ball. Will find a way to extend the route. Can get open. Can avoid tacklers. Can capture the corner. Looks natural catching the ball. Can adjust back to the ball. Will carry route inside. Looks comfortable as a receiver. Learning curve doesn't appear to be that steep. Is used all over the formation on the outside and in the backfield as well. Athlete. -Bryan Broaddus