OJ Howard NFL Draft Profile
Size: 6’6 249lbs
- Can create separation
Analysis: OJ Howard is an exceptionally gifted athlete. He has long arms and massive hands for his position. Tremendous acceleration into his routes. Has tools to torment defenses on second and third level. Play speed resembles a wide receiver’s when the ball is in the air. Linebackers have no shot against him in space. Can turn a short throw into a long gain. Light on his feet and smooth out of his breaks. Easy separator who creates instant throwing windows when he hits the gas. Natural pass catcher who plucks it away from his body. Howard can line up all over the field. Monster championship game in 2015 season revealed true potential. Has elite ceiling as playmaker.
- Muscle for blocking on the line
Analysis: Howard is a gifted player in the receiving game, but will need to become a better blocker to be a total package. He will need more muscle and mass to be an in-line blocker as a pro. Appears passive. Doesn’t have the field demeanor of most Alabama players. Needs better hand strength to sustain his blocks. Can do better job of working feet into position after contact. Needs urgency in his routes to tilt defenders and get them guessing. Explosive talent who doesn’t make enough explosive plays. Scouts question his competitive nature.
NFL Comparison: Martellus Bennett
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