Braxton Miller picked by Houston Texans, OSU sets three-round draft record
Braxton Miller is officially an NFL receiver.
The converted quarterback was drafted No. 85 overall by the Houston Texans. With that, Ohio State had its ninth player drafted in the first three rounds, which is a new common-era draft record.
“Right where I wanted to go to,” Miller was caught saying in the draft broadcast.
He’ll go to a team that already drafted Notre Dame receiver Will Fuller with the 21st pick. The Texans also signed free agent quarterback Brock Osweiler this offseason.
Miller holds the school record for touchdowns (88), most of which came during his days as OSU’s starting quarterback. Miller has the most individual awards in B1G history (7). The former B1G Offensive Player of the Year switched positions after shoulder surgery ended his 2014 season. In his lone season at receiver, Miller earned honorable mention All-B1G honors.
Miller was the second Buckeye receiver drafted. The first one, Mike Thomas, was pumped for his former teammate:
I LOVE YOU BRO @BraxtonMiller5 Houston Texans!!!!
— Mike Thomas (@Cantguardmike) April 30, 2016
The Buckeyes already tied the second-round record for most players selected (7). In addition to Adolphus Washington, the they had two more come off the board in the third round.
Ohio State’s chances are looking promising to tie their 2004 mark with 14 players selected in the entire draft.