Tytus Howard

Alabama State
T
OL25

Prospect Info

College
Alabama State
Hometown
Class
Monroeville, AL
r-Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 5"
322 lbs
34”
Hands
10 5/8”

Prospect Grade

5.83
Chance to Become NFL Starter
How We Grade
40 Yard Dash
5.05
Seconds
 
Bench Press
21
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
29.5
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
103.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
8.34
Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
4.87
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
--
Seconds
 

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Howard has grown from a high school quarterback and basketball star into a NFL prospect on the offensive line. He redshirted as a tight end for the Hornets in 2014 but managed to work his way onto the field at right tackle the following season (six starts in eight games played). Howard started seven games on the rights side his sophomore year before replacing NFL draft pick Jylan Ware at left tackle, starting all 11 games in 2017. SWAC coaches named him the Hornets' only first-team all-conference selection in 2018 after he started 10 games at right tackle.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Round 2
NFL Comparison
Desmond Harrison
Overview
Ascending tackle prospect who will require additional work with technique and in the weight room to fully realize his potential. Howard is a gifted athlete with rare quickness and fluidity as both a run and pass blocker and his play issues are correctable with more work. While he will be dinged for level of competition, his upside was on full display with his play against Auburn. He needs development, but he's much more than a developmental prospect and could find a starter's spot within his first two years.
Strengths
  • Former high school quarterback with high-end athletic ability
  • Knee-bender who is extremely smooth and fluid in pass sets
  • Plenty of quickness in slides to meet speed specialists at top of the rush arc
  • Mirrors to keep defenders in front of him like a defensive specialist in hoops
  • Attacks rushers with jabs and counters rather than predictable punch
  • Maintains posture while re-setting hands, which protects against counters
  • Locked down Auburn's edge rushers for most of the matchup
  • Operates with quickness and timing to thrive on second level as run blocker
  • Continues working hips and feet to gain positioning advantage after engagement
  • Plays with pad level and lateral speed to get to toughest backside blocks
  • Excellent potential as move blocker up to second level
  • Good job to steer and seal the edge for sweeps
Weaknesses
  • Hand placement and hand strength needs a lot of work
  • Loses leverage and core strength with misplaced hands
  • Flailing outside hand carries no steam
  • Unable to generate push through leg drive due to lack of lower-body power
  • Gives ground when edge rushers double back into a bull rush
  • Will lean in his pass sets, looking for help to brace up
  • Needs to get hands off quicker and keep from giving away his chest
  • Needs to hit weights in order to add mass and weight
  • Lacks upper-body strength
  • Defaults to bear-hug mauling as base blocker

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GRADE
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