O.J. Howard   #80 TE

Height: 6-6   Weight: 251   Age: 24

Born: 11/19/1994 Autaugaville , AL

College: Alabama

Experience: 2nd season

High School: Autauga Academy [Prattville, AL]

REC

34

YDS

565

AVG

16.6

TDS

5

Draft 2017

Pick No.19

Selected By: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Round: 1

Pick (Overall): 19 (19)

Pick Analysis: Howard was the top high school recruit in the country at tight end coming out of Prattville, Alabama, so it was no surprise that Nick Saban tried hard to keep him in-state. He started five times as a true freshman, leading the team with 19.2 yards per reception (14-269, two TD). Once again Howard was a big-play receiver in 2014, with six of 17 receptions going for 16 yards or more (17-260 for the year). But his true breakout season was in 2015, where he caught 38 passes for 602 yards and earned Offensive MVP honors in the national championship game with 208 receiving yards and two touchdowns on five catches. Howard was a factor in the passing game in his final year with the Tide (45-595, three TD), earning third-team All-American and second-team All-SEC honors.

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  1. Buccaneers select O. J. Howard No. 19 in the 2017 NFL Draft

    Published: April 27, 2017 at 10:36 p.m.

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers select Alabama tight end O. J. Howard No. 19 overall in the 2017 NFL Draft.

  2. Instant Draft Grade O.J. Howard: A

    Published: April 27, 2017 at 10:38 p.m.

    NFL Media's Matt Smith, Bucky Brooks, and Lance Zierlein give O.J. Howard an A draft grade.

  3. Five facts: O.J. Howard

    Published: April 21, 2017 at 04:14 p.m.

    Why did O.J. Howard sport an Auburn Cam Newton jersey in high school? Here are five things you should know about the Alabama tight end prospect.

  4. O.J. Howard college highlights

    Published: April 12, 2017 at 07:54 p.m.

    Everything you need to know about Alabama tight end O.J. Howard.

  5. First Draft: O.J. Howard

    Published: March 31, 2017 at 03:00 p.m.

    O.J. Howard, the tight end who thrived at the University of Alabama, wants to bring his success to the pro level. Find out which current Pro Bowl tight end he patterns his game after.

  6. O.J. Howard 2017 Combine Workout

    Published: March 2, 2017 at 01:25 p.m.

    O.J. Howard 2017 Combine Workout

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