There are some players who are just physically gifted no matter what they do. Braxton Miller is one of those guys. Originally a quarterback for the Ohio State Buckeyes, he flipped to wide receiver in 2015 and made an impressive transition. In 2015, Miller had 26 receptions for 341 yards and three touchdowns, plus 42 rushes for 260 yards and a touchdown. With only one season at the position, the Texans took a chance on the only Big Ten Player of the Year to win that award in back-to-back seasons. He is one of the most decorated players to come out of the Big Ten in conference history.
There will be some learning curve for Miller but his athletic ability will be used on offense. Working primarily in the slot, Miller is the future for the position. In the final week of OTAs and mini camp, Miller took a step in the right direction by getting caught up with the learning the offense, and it showed on the field. His skill set makes him dangerous in route running and he can create space with his elusive cuts and quickness in and out of breaks. He is going to have to get stronger against defensive backs in the middle of the routes but that will come with an NFL lifestyle. Expectations should be tempered but Miller will catch up more quickly than most expect.
Roster Situation: Will be part of the 53-man roster as well as part of the offensive game plan.