O.J. Howard – 2017 NFL Draft Prospect Profile

O.J. Howard

TE

Basics:

Position College Jersey Number Class Scheme
TE Alabama 88 SR

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

Listed Height Listed Weight Listed 40 Time Combine Height Combine Weight Arm Length Hand Size
6'6 242 4.59 6'6 251 33 3/4 10

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

40 Time Vertical Broad Bench 3-Cone Short Shuttle
4.51 30 10'1 22 6.85 4.16

Overview:

Howard was very productive at Alabama, where he had 114 receptions, for 1726 receiving yards, and 7 receiving touchdowns. He has great size, he also had very good speed, he also played in a pro style offense, he is good in pass protection, he is sure handed, and he is a solid pass catcher. The only issues was he did not get into the endzone a lot. I expect Howard to be the first tight end taken, and be a 1st round pick, likely going in the top 10-15 picks when it is all said and done.

Strengths:

Productive at Alabama

Put up solid receiving yard numbers

Has great size

Plays in a pro style offense

A good run blocker

Good in pass protection

A solid pass catcher

Sure handed

Gets enough yards needed for a 1st down

Fights for extra yards

Weaknesses:

Not known for getting into the endzone

Career Stats:

Games Played: 57

Receptions: 114

Receiving Yards: 1726

Receiving Touchdowns: 7

Yards Per Catch: 15.1