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NFL Draft 2016: Braxton Miller intrigues as raw receiving prospect

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Braxton Miller has already been a subject of much conversation around here. It makes sense. Many fans would love to see the Chiefs upgrade their offense with the addition of another playmaker. Miller certainly looks the part with his athleticism, as he continues to adjust to his new position of wide receiver after years at quarterback at Ohio State.

At the NFL Combine, Miller said he was all in on the position, and hasn't thought of himself as anything but a receiver since he made the switch last July. He also said he enjoys playing his new position.

"I love it. I'm just thankful to play football again," said Miller. "I'm out here doing what I love to do and putting everything in God's hands. That's what I've been doing, just perfecting my craft. I want to be one of the best. That's what I've been doing since I switched positions."

After turning heads at the Senior Bowl, where he was clearly a class above anyone else in terms of overall athleticism and raw talent, Miller was a popular choice for the Chiefs in some mock drafts.

Since that time, his stock has subsided a bit given that some high profile analysts like Mike Mayock don't feel as high on Miller's draft stock. In particular, Mayock says he's too raw of a prospect, especially in route-running, to be a first-round choice. Bucky Brooks of also doesn't have Miller among his top five receivers in what is already considered a weaker than normal class.

Still, all it takes is one team to fall in love with Miller and someone who believes in his upside is likely to pull the trigger even if it takes a bit to develop. It will be interesting to see if the Chiefs have enough interest to grab him in the first, or if they hope he falls in the second. Because there's at least this silly report floating out there:

Other teams who have checked in on Miller so far include the Atlanta Falcons, Chicago Bears, L.A. Rams, Dallas Cowboys and New York Jets.