Third Round – Pick #85
Braxton Miller – WR – Ohio St.
6’1” – 204
Now we’re talking Texans! So why an A+ for Braxton Miller and a C- for Will Fuller, simple… VALUE! Fuller was somewhat overdrafted, while Braxton Miller could have easily gone in the late 2nd round. That’s solid value on a very intriguing player.
And if your team goal for this draft is to get faster on offense, I love the idea of doubling down and covering yourself to insure that you’ve added dynamic playmakers to this offense as opposed to rolling the dice on one guy and it doesn’t work out and your back where you started. Makes me fell better about the Fuller selection.
Braxton Miller, the former Ohio State quarterback, just converted to wide receiver this past offseason and is already guess what… a natural hands catcher! He also runs a 4.50 40 and is twitchy quick. Simply put he’s a fiery competitive football player.
Miller wasn’t used a great deal at Ohio St. in the passing game as they ran the ball a lot and had a lot of weapons on an outstanding team. However, NFL evaluators were intrigued by his athleticism and were anxious to see more and at this year’s Senior Bowl they saw exactly what they were hoping for.
Miller lit up the secondaries at the Senior Bowl practices and showed an intense competitive fire. It was here where Bill O’Brien fell in love with Miller and the playmaking ability he can bring. And you could tell somewhere through the process the Texans made an impression on Miller. As Miller celebrated on NFL Network and waited for a live interview he could be heard saying, “this is where I wanted to go”.
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