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.
.@BraxtonMiller5 putting defenders on SKATES
— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) November 22, 2016
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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.
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