O.J. Howard
Projection
Round 1
Grade
A
6.90
Starter

O.J. Howard

Tight End
Alabama
  • Year: Senior
  • Height: 6-6
  • Weight: 251
  • 40-Yard: 4.51
  • Arm: N/A
  • Hand: N/A

Strong Points

Excellent size to go along with very good athleticism and speed. Shows he can be a good blocker both in tight and in space. Good route runner with very good hands, can snatch the ball. Able to get separation coming out of cuts. Strong runner after the catch. Large receiving radius. Showed dominant ability in the 2015 College Football Playoff. Played in a pro-style offense and played multiple positions.

Weak Points

Does not have the production a player with his talent should have (not his fault, design of offense). Can get lazy with his blocks and not finish.

The Way We See It

Easily the best tight end in this year's class. Because of the design of the Alabama offense, the tight end is not a vital part. Still, he showed how dominant he can be in the 2015 College Football Playoff. Played in tight, as a Y, split out, in the slot and as a wing in college and should be able to do the same as a pro. Has the blocking talent to be a very good blocking tight end, but he can be inconsistent with his technique. Should come in and play and contribute as a rookie. Will have much more production as a pro than he did in college.