Braxton Miller Scored His First NFL Touchdown With One of the Nastiest Routes of the Season

Watch these breakout moves by the rookie receiver.

Ever since he was selected by the Houston Texans in the third round of the 2016 NFL draft, Braxton Miller has been irrelevant to the team's offense. Stuck behind Pro Bowl receiver DeAndre Hopkins and Texans first-round pick Will Fuller, Miller has been a nonfactor to opposing teams. But that changed Monday night against the Oakland Raiders.

The former Ohio State quarterback had a career-high night in targets (7), receptions (5), and receiving yards (25). With Fuller dealing with an injury, the Texans looked to Miller more during the game. This opportunity led to Miller's first career touchdown. To get open, the 6-foot-1, 205-pound receiver showed some of the best footwork fans will see all season.

 

 

The 24-year-old is known for his freaky quickness, and it showed on the route above. Miller fakes inside, then outside, twice before making his final cut to the post for a wide open touchdown reception.

Miller worked his rookie off-season with Dwayne Frampton, a.k.a. "The Godfather of Footwork." Frampton has trained several professional receivers, including Washington Redskins receiver DeSean Jackson and New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. To see Miller's off-season footwork drills, check out the video above.

Braxton Miller Scored His First NFL Touchdown With One of the Nastiest Routes of the Season


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