Braxton Miller ‘a step above’ at Senior Bowl practices


Braxton Miller ‘a step above’ at Senior Bowl practices

Braxton Miller has earned rave reviews this week for his performance in practices for the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala.

The Wayne High School graduate and former Ohio State quarterback and hybrid back will play for the North Team at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. The NFL Network will televise the game.

Teams started practicing Tuesday.

“When it comes to athletes at North practice, it’s Braxton Miller and then everyone else,” NFL draft analyst Dane Brugler wrote on Twitter. “He’s clearly a step above.”

Miller hopes to make it in the NFL as a wide receiver. ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. ranks him the 10th-best wide receiver in the 2016 draft class.

“Quarterback is in the past,” Miller said in a Washington Post story on Wednesday. “I learned a lot from playing quarterback [and] playing receiver and the advantage of knowing the concepts, the fronts and the linebackers with where they line up. I take advantage of that, so I already know what type of coverage they’re in before they line up.”

Three other Buckeyes will play with Miller on the North team: safety Tyvis Powell, tight end Nick Vannett and defensive tackle Adolphus Washington.

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