Choices Yes No Vote Comments Show All Comments Buckeyevstheworld 27 Jan 2014, 6:02 am Without pads? Sure. "YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it. andyb 27 Jan 2014, 9:14 am exactly what I was thinking Jdadams01 27 Jan 2014, 6:05 am No. He is fast, but not nearly as fast as Roby who runs in that range. Roby has speed you can see, Braxton doesn't. Oyster 27 Jan 2014, 6:05 am Of course I do, I saw it on the internet. Duh! "Scrolling hurts my finger" (and FitzBuck was clearly the winner) Buckeyevstheworld 27 Jan 2014, 6:54 am If it were on tv, it would be a lie??? "YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it. Oyster 27 Jan 2014, 7:05 am Nobody lies on TV, nobody... "Scrolling hurts my finger" (and FitzBuck was clearly the winner) Buckeyevstheworld 27 Jan 2014, 7:52 am Urban made him say that. "YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it. rkylet83 27 Jan 2014, 1:25 pm Uhhh...Bonjour??? BuckToAsT 27 Jan 2014, 6:19 am We'll find out at the '15 combine. I'll give him the benefit of the doubt. I'm sure he's much faster without pads and a healthy knee. Oyster 27 Jan 2014, 6:24 am He reminds me of Pryor. It's that sneaky type of fast because they both run so smoothly that it fools you. It looks like there is no effort and they are just gliding along. Next thing you know, 6 points. "Scrolling hurts my finger" (and FitzBuck was clearly the winner) JakeBuckeye 27 Jan 2014, 11:34 am His running reminds me nothing of Pryor, personally. Braxton doesn't glide like Pryor did, in my opinion. "I'm Willie Buckets, and I approve this message" saltybuck61 27 Jan 2014, 11:22 pm Pryor was more of a sprinter as well. Pryor as fast as all hell, but he uses it more for escaping pressure than anything. He has speed and his primary method of shedding defenders is the stiff arm. Miller is more of a running quarterback who uses his shiftiness to avoid defenders. He uses juke moves and spin moves, which Pryor would almost never do. Pryor is fast more than quick. Miller is quick more than fast. Having said that, you really can't go wrong with either. fanfarris 27 Jan 2014, 6:27 am I wish that he has Dan Marino accuracy passing the darn ball. you Jack_Q_Football 27 Jan 2014, 7:29 am I've heard the WHAC is a fast track. gm3jones 27 Jan 2014, 7:42 am I think his acceleration is top notch, so yes I do think he is telling truth. How many times did we see that stutter step of his? That is because he can get to his top gear very qucikly (quicker than most people). We will see at the combine. There is nothing more remarkable as learning to think better. Chief B1G Dump 27 Jan 2014, 11:47 am Braxton is like Emmit Smith...phone booth speed. He can stutter/change gears/juke/accelerate with the best of them...but not sure his top end straight line speed is on part with the Roby's of the world. Guy can move no doubt, but I see him as a combination of size and quicks versus world class Teddy Ginn straight line stride speed. gm3jones 27 Jan 2014, 11:51 am "Braxton is like Emmit Smith...phone booth speed" Good points, Chief. I can see that. SO what would you put him at? Like a 4.45ish? There is nothing more remarkable as learning to think better. cplunk 27 Jan 2014, 7:42 am I believe that without pads he runs an Urban-Meyer-timed 4.36. This will be a 4.5ish at the NFL combine. yrro 27 Jan 2014, 8:07 am I believe he has run a 4.36, on OSU's track, once. That doesn't mean he can do it on demand at the combine. He doesn't have the highest top end, but his acceleration is world class. gonzogrover 27 Jan 2014, 8:39 am That's like saying you expect Usain Bolt to run his world record 100m time every time out. If he's done it once, then he can do it. IH8UOFM 27 Jan 2014, 8:07 am I'm a sprinter and know a few guys that run 4.5s. Its a lot more impressive in person, but I suppose 4.36 is possible, osu07asu10 27 Jan 2014, 10:28 am Sprinters generally don't have top flight 40 yd dash times. A sprinter is still getting to their top speed well beyond 40 yds (36.5m), they generally reach their top gear at 50-60m. That is why there was actual debate when Denard Robinson said he could take Usain Bolt in a 40yd dash. The 40 is about rapid acceleration and getting to your top gear as quickly as possible a la Bo Jackson. CJDPHoS Board of Directors // Best friends with Homey Hache The 0 is silent. buckeyedexter 27 Jan 2014, 8:14 am I think he was timed at a 4.36, but when they posted players times last year they were all really low. I think it's the way they are timing it that makes it different and an NFL combine. BoFuquel 27 Jan 2014, 8:15 am Who cares as long as he just runs. GO BUCKS! I wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then. rkylet83 27 Jan 2014, 9:06 am I don't think he runs an auto 4.36; maybe hand timed. Honestly watching his foot form (how his feet contact the ground) I'm really shocked at how he can be so fast. I think a 4.45 auto would be in the ball park, which is still amazing for a QB. OldColumbusTown 27 Jan 2014, 9:15 am When you look at a lot of his longer runs, he seems to just glide away from people for the first 30-40 yards. Yes, he has been caught from behind a few times, though usually those are more indicative of a guy having the angle on him. And, generally, it is because he has slowed down after burning those first 30-40. I'd tend to say I believe he has run a 4.36 before, but will probably run more in the low 4.4 range at the combine. I think he has tremendous burst and acceleration. Hovenaut Mod 27 Jan 2014, 9:53 am Sure, why not. Two B1G MVP awards and counting. http://days.to/7-september/2015 Rock on. GlueFingers Lavelli 27 Jan 2014, 10:01 am I'm saying no. We need a thread to predict his combine 40 times next year. I'm going with 4.46 Dustin Fox was our leading tackler as a corner.... because his guy always caught the ball. gm3jones 27 Jan 2014, 11:54 am That is what I just posted below! I voted yes only because I will take his word for it. And I also don't think it matters to awfully much for a QB (a 4.36 to 4.46 range..still balzing fast). I would rather it be "Can Braxton throw a football 50 yards into a tire" type thread. There is nothing more remarkable as learning to think better. rdubs 27 Jan 2014, 10:29 am What does this question really mean? We tend to calibrate all of our 40 times to what is run at the combine, but those conditions aren't necessarily ideal. Run the 40 in track spikes on a hard track and you'll run faster than at the combine on that turf, especially if it is outside with a legal tailwind. Look at the 100m dash times for the top sprinters. They run 3-4 tenths slower or faster depending on the conditions and their training at the time. Are there conditions where Braxton could run a 4.36 40? Probably. otrain2416 27 Jan 2014, 10:48 am I'm sure everyone here would have answered the same way he did if they were in his position. He gave his best 40 time at OSU which was most likely on a track. Idk if it was hand or laser timed but I bet he'd probably run pretty close given healthy and the same conditions before. We were born to love Ohio State and hate that team up north. buckeyemondo 27 Jan 2014, 10:51 am who cares what is actual 40 time is? we need to be more concerned with braxton calling his own number before the snap when the play call is to read his keys. how many times have we watched a run play get stuffed for a few yards where if he would have just given/kept, 20+ yards easy? i also would love to see more development on braxton's touch. we know he can sling it long & we know he's got the fastball... but i want to see this kid "throw the curve" for strikes. the throw where you have to deftly drop it over the LB's and in front of the safeties... the pump fake to get DL's in the air, then dump off the easy screen pass. braxton has the physical tools, but he isn't there mentally yet. Boom777 27 Jan 2014, 11:32 am I agree some touch on the ball and we beat Clemson Wherever you are, there you be! buckeyefanatic 27 Jan 2014, 11:17 am I'm too much of a fanboy to vote NO. If he doesn't run that, I would guess pretty close. How many batteries does it take to beat Michigan football? 1AA Want to beat Michigan? There's an App for that. pcuzz1 27 Jan 2014, 11:36 am He is extremely fast.. But I believe it is his elusiveness both in the open field and when going through the hole that makes him such a unique runner. However, I am more concerned with winning it all! idc if our qb runs a 3.9 or a 5 flat. pat cozzens Brandon26841 27 Jan 2014, 11:51 am These are Uban Meyer 40's we're talking about here; I think this board also had Stoneburner running a 4.45 haha. That was a good one. I think Roby is a legitimate low 4.3 guy but I'll guess Braxton's 40 is around the 4.47 - 4.51 range at the combine officially. He's definitely not a burner; it's his acceleration and lateral agility that makes him such a deadly runner. His straight-line speed is good as well, but not 4.3 good or anything. I'll say: Roby - 4.33, Miller - 4.48, Grant - who knows, Smith - 4.39, Shazier - 4.48 gm3jones 27 Jan 2014, 11:56 am Wow, Shazier has more speed than I thought. There is nothing more remarkable as learning to think better. gonzogrover 27 Jan 2014, 2:02 pm Posting these photos is awesome. Never seen them before. I don't know why some people are so convinced they can't run these times. Can they do it every single time out? No. Like I posted earlier, people don't expect Usain Bolt to run a World Record sprint every time he runs 100m. Maybe the 40 times you're guessing at are what they would run more frequently but if they've ran those times once, they're legitimately what they can run. Brandon26841 27 Jan 2014, 3:07 pm Chris Rainey = 4.24 = 4.36 (official combine electronic time) Louis Murphy = 4.25 = 4.32 Percy Harvin = 4.28 = 4.39 Joe Haden = 4.33 = 4.52 Jake Stoneburner = 4.45 = 4.62 So basically everything on those boards are all hand-timed and about .8 - .12 of a second too fast, but not too exaggerated. If you're in the top 5... you're fast. I'm surprised if Miller really does legitimately run around 4.42. Some guys time out faster than they look on the field, and the opposite also applies of course. Like someone said, we should do a "guess the 40 time" thing before the combine. I've gotten pretty good at it from years of being really into the whole draft process and watching a lot of prospects, ha. Buckeye_in_SEC_... 27 Jan 2014, 12:07 pm Braxton is going to be a mid 4's or 4.5. OSU069 27 Jan 2014, 12:36 pm I bet his 40 time is around a 4.45-4.5 Nick 27 Jan 2014, 12:53 pm No way he runs a 4.3 he doesn't have breakaway speed and is always caught from behind. That doesn't mean he is slow or a bad runner but 4.3 speed is blazing fast. addman1405 27 Jan 2014, 1:54 pm SPreston2001 27 Jan 2014, 2:09 pm I dont think you guys realize how fast a 4.3 is. I luv Braxton but no way in hell he runs a 4.3! A 4.3 is BLAZING speed!! Ted Ginn ran a 4.3 and Brax is no where close to him. Seriously lets be real... Oyster 27 Jan 2014, 2:13 pm Who really cares how fast he is, as long as he is faster, more wiley and elusive than the guy who is currently chasing him. "Scrolling hurts my finger" (and FitzBuck was clearly the winner) vitaminB 27 Jan 2014, 2:22 pm What is a flying 20? gonzogrover 27 Jan 2014, 2:25 pm http://www.stack.com/video/1753231968/ohio-state-football-flying-20s/ obviously from a few years ago as it features Beanie Wells as a Buckeye but here you go gm3jones 27 Jan 2014, 2:30 pm Good stuff, Gonzo. I like how they break it down at end of video. There is nothing more remarkable as learning to think better. vitaminB 27 Jan 2014, 3:18 pm Good find, Gonzo. Thanks. klfeck 27 Jan 2014, 3:45 pm Im sure his numbers are inflated as they always are with in house football numbers like height and weight. I'm also sure that I'm sick of all the anti Braxton crap on this board. Would the haters rather have a rookie QB, our maybe Bauserbomb than the Heisman candidate they have in Brax. Maybe just maybe if OSU had fielded a competent defense last year, Brax would not have had to score more than 30pts to win ANY game. Talk about spoiled fans. SMH Kevin OH!!!!! Proud parent of a Senior at The Ohio State University lamplighter 27 Jan 2014, 4:52 pm If it's in Rolling Stone, it has to be true it was in Rolling stone, right? what year is this? ShowThemOhiosHere 27 Jan 2014, 7:59 pm No, but I don't think he's exaggerating by much. Class of 2010.