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#CFBTop20: No. 11, Ohio State QB Braxton Miller

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Editor's note: The vote for the #CFBTop20 player rankings was conducted prior to Braxton Miller's latest shoulder injury.

Ohio State senior QB Braxton Miller is a great fit for Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer's version of the spread, and while Miller certainly can improve as a passer, he has accounted for 8,346 yards and 84 TDs in three seasons as the starter, including 3,054 yards and 32 TDs on the ground. He toyed with the idea of going pro after last season but wisely decided to stay for his senior season. He leads all current FBS quarterbacks with six game-winning drives in the fourth quarter or overtime.

Pulling back the curtain on the vote

Miller was an interesting case study for this list because of the diversity of the panel itself. The four analysts, whose job is to look at college players as NFL prospects, tended to downgrade Miller (two failed to even rank him on their personal top 20s), while the three college football writers had him ranked much higher (two put him in their top 10).

What some of our analysts are saying about Miller

"The most explosive offensive player in college football is a dual-threat playmaker capable of scoring from anywhere on the field." - Bucky Brooks

"Keeps improving as a thrower and leader. Unquestioned playmaker." - Charles Davis

"His height might hold him back from NFL success, but he's a perfect fit operating in Urban Meyer's offense and is one of the most electrifying players in the country with his big-play potential." - Bryan Fischer

"There's not a more dangerous dual-threat quarterback in the country. Miller is plenty good enough to lead OSU to a third consecutive undefeated regular season." - Chase Goodbread

"He's an ultra-confident quarterback who fits perfectly into his team's offensive system. So he's not necessarily a great NFL prospect. So what? Big stats + a team that should win 11-plus games = a Heisman contender." - Mike Huguenin

Where do fans rank Miller?

We asked Twitter and Facebook users who they considered the best player in college football. Miller received 10 percent, enough for fifth place in the voting, of the more than 19,000 votes cast -- not surprising considering he plays the highest-profile position at a high-profile school with a program that has won 24 straight games and two division titles under Miller.

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