Bug Howard – 2017 NFL Draft Prospect Profile

Bug Howard



Position College Jersey Number Class Scheme
WR North Carolina 84 SR

Measurements (* Denotes Pro Day or Personal Workout Numbers):

Listed Height Listed Weight Listed 40 Time Combine Height Combine Weight Arm Length Hand Size
6'4 210 4.64 6'4 221 33 1/8 10 3/8

Combine Results (* Denotes Pro Day or Personal Workout Numbers):

40 Time Vertical Broad Bench 3-Cone Short Shuttle
4.58 37.5 9'11 DNP 6.95 4.14


Howard had a very productive career at North Carolina, where he played in 52 career games, he had 146 receptions, for 2048 receiving yards, and 18 receiving touchdowns. He has good size, he has good speed, he is very experienced, he was a go-to receiver, and he is a solid pass catcher. He is also a great deep threat, he is usually sure handed, he is a good redzone target, he is also a good blocking receiver, and he is a dynamic play maker. He also does a good job of beating his defender, and he is a good route runner. On the other hand he does drop some passes at times. With that said, I view Howard as a day 3 pick, likely in the 5th-6th round range.


Has good size

Very experienced

A go-to receiver

Scoring machine

A good blocking WR

Runs good routes

A solid pass catcher

A great deep threat

Usually Sure handed

A good redzone target

Does a good job of beating his defender

Put up great receiving yard numbers

Highly productive at North Carolina

A dynamic play maker


Drops some passes at times

Career Stats:

Games Played: 52

Receptions: 146

Receiving Yards: 2048

Receiving Touchdowns: 18

Yards Per Catch: 14.0