Braxton Miller may have been the best pure athlete drafted in the 2016 NFL draft — and yet he didn’t go till the 85th pick. Maybe that’s because he’s new to his position: The 23-year-old former quarterback returned to the Ohio State Buckeyes last year only to find his spot filled by other capable passers (J.T. Barrett and Cardale Jones). So Miller, instead of putting his head down, simply took his outrageous athletic ability and turned himself into a first-class receiver. Miller said: “God blessed me with a lot of talent and different opportunities. I’m going to have fun with that and still score a lot of touchdowns and help the team out and be dominant at that.”
When Miller, who was drafted 85th overall, shows up at camp for the Houston Texans this summer, he will find a kindred spirit in Brock Osweiler, the new Texans QB. Osweiler was cast aside in Denver as GM John Elway put the ball in Peyton Manning’s hands during the Broncos defense-driven Super Bowl run last year. Instead of sticking around, Osweiler went where he was more wanted. Both these men know quarterback controversies, and both have emerged from them stronger. Look for Miller to build a good relationship with — and catch some passes from — Brock Osweiler. These are two players who are great at seeking opportunities and capitalizing on them.