Photo of Jaye Howard
Drafted By: Seahawks

Combine Results

60.2 ?
  • 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

Draft Analysis:

Bucky Brooks' take: Howard is an active interior defender with size and sneaky athleticism. He is at his best when used on the move and could develop into a disruptive three-technique.

  • 6'3" Height
  • 33" Arm Length
  • 301LBS. Weight
  • 9 7/8" Hands


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



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) and rise up to get stonewalled by offensive linemen at times. He is very good against the run and has the ability to snap 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.


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. 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.
Grade Title Draft (Round) Description
96-100 Future Hall of Famer Top Pick A once-in-a-generation type prospect who could change how his position is played
85-95 Immediate Starter 1st An impact player with the ability/intangibles to become a Pro Bowl player. Expect to start immediately except in a unique situation (i.e. behind a veteran starter).
70-84 Eventual Starter 2nd-3rd A quality player who will contribute to the team early on and is expected to develop into a starter. A reliable player who brings value to the position.
50-69 Draftable Player 4th-7th A prospect with the ability to make team as a backup/role player. Needs to be a special teams contributor at applicable positions. Players in the high range of this category might have long-term potential.
20-49 Free Agent UDFA A player with solid measurables, intangibles, college achievements, or a developing skill that warrants an opportunity in an NFL camp. In the right situation, he could earn a place on a 53-man roster, but most likely will be a practice squad player or a camp body.