O.J. Howard   #80 TE

Height: 6-6   Weight: 251   Age: 23

Born: 11/19/1994 Autaugaville , AL

College: Alabama

Experience: 2nd season

High School: Autauga Academy [Prattville, AL]

REC

29

YDS

487

AVG

16.8

TDS

5

Combine 2017

Combine
Stats:

  • Bench Press22.0 reps
  • 40 Yard Dash4.51 Secs
  • Broad Jump121.0 inches
  • Vertical Jump30.0 inches
  • 20 Yard Shuttle4.16 secs
  • 3 Cone Drill6.85 secs
  • 60 Yard Shuttle11.46 secs

Strengths

Exceptionally gifted athlete. 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. Can adjust to poorly thrown balls and secure contested catches. Shows no lack of toughness over the middle. Can be lined up all over the field. Monster championship game in 2015 season revealed true potential. Has elite ceiling as playmaker. Lands his hands inside the frame as a blocker. Operates with wide base and attempts to snap hips into his block.

Weaknesses

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. Needs to show more elusiveness after the catch. Saw playing time diminish from junior to senior season. Explosive talent who doesn't make enough explosive plays. Scheme creates some wide-open deep-ball catches at time. Scouts question his competitive nature.

6.51