The Houston Texans had a clear approach to the NFL Draft this season: provide explosive weapons for new quarterback Brock Osweiler.
After drafting speedster Will Fuller in the 1st round and Ohio State’s Braxton Miller two short rounds later the Texans appear to have done just that. And while Fuller’s role will be pretty straightforward heading into camp, Miller’s will be slightly different.
Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reported the club envisions a “multidimensional” role for Miller, who has proven to be, per Wilson, a “determined, quick study” during his first NFL offseason.
“(He’s) just a versatile player, explosive player,” Texans general manager Rick Smith said. “Trying to impact our football team, adding players who can add dimensions to our football team who can make plays with the ball in their hands, and certainly he can do that.”
Texans receivers coach Sean Ryan said that: “The thing with him is he works at it; he wants to pick things up. He wants to be good. I think he’s got a little chip on his shoulder understanding that there were some people out there that thought there would be this large learning curve for him and weren’t sure about him being a receiver. … He wants to learn and he’s smart enough to learn and those are the two biggest factors to me.”
Braxton Miller told the Chronicle: “I like having the ball in my hands and making people miss. … I’m available no matter what they want me to do.”