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Grade
52.0 ?
  • 4.82 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 24 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 27.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 106.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.32 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.47 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'3" Height
  • 33" Arm Length
  • 301LBS. Weight
  • 9 7/8" Hands

Overview

Howard is a thick interior lineman who has great size and can make big, impactful plays working from his defensive tackle position. He can disappear at times in plays, as he did in games for the Gators, and this will be the major concern surrounding his transferability to the next level.

Analysis

Strengths

Howard has been a durable player for the Gators. He is very quick off the ball for his size, although he can forget his technique (a testament to his inconsistent play overall) and rise up to get stonewalled by offensive linemen at times. He is very good against the run and has the ability to snap quickly off the ball, engage a lineman, then work off him to move laterally towards a running back and make a big-time play in the backfield.

Weaknesses

Howard is very inconsistent. There were times at Florida when he would just let himself get blocked. He is late to disengage from his man on many plays, and this really hurts his ability to be consistent. When he sees an opening, he can hit it and make a big play, but he shouldn't be relied upon to defeat blocks and make plays on his own.
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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