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O.J. Howard making the rounds with top-10 teams

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Quarterbacks will certainly be overdrafted, but there’s another offensive talent in the 2017 NFL Draft who is drawing significant top-10 interest.

According to Conor Orr of, Alabama tight end O.J. Howard has a private on-campus workout with the Panthers (who pick eighth) and will visit the Jaguars (fourth) and Bears (third) this week.

He’s previously met with the Titans (fifth and 18th) and Buccaneers (19th).

Howard’s one of the more intriguing prospects in this year’s class, as the kind of multi-purpose tight end which is in vogue again. And when he ran a 4.51-second 40 at the Scouting Combine (at 6-foot-6 and 251 pounds), the interest of the league was piqued.

While he seems to have only scratched the surface of his potential at Alabama (45 receptions for 595 yards and three touchdowns), his athleticism is making teams take a close look at using a high pick on someone who could become a matchup problem for years.

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8 Responses to “O.J. Howard making the rounds with top-10 teams”
  1. pantherfan4life says: Apr 3, 2017 10:25 AM

    With the 8th pick of the draft the Carolina Panthers select….

  2. bassplucker says: Apr 3, 2017 10:37 AM

    Bama fan here and it is absolutely criminal how little Lame Kiffin used OJ Howard in that Tide offense. If he lands on a pro team with an OC who knows how to use him, watch out.

  3. onlinetoughguy says: Apr 3, 2017 10:43 AM

    I bet his agent has asked him to go by O’Terrius, rather than O.J.. Can’t imagine having O.J. as a first name will be good for endorsements. Good for him in keeping it the way he likes.

  4. doggz109 says: Apr 3, 2017 10:44 AM

    You want to play in Denver…….look what Hunter Henry did with Mike McCoy last year and he has nothing on you OJ. You will be a star with Romo throwing to you.

  5. stoneydog1000 says: Apr 3, 2017 11:08 AM

    He’d be a nice addition to go along with Green and Eifort, especially with Eifort’s injuries. Bengals, baby!

  6. getitrightflorio says: Apr 3, 2017 11:29 AM

    All my Dolphins need for our super bowl run. We have a top 5 QB and a top rated o-line and a revamped secondary. Fins up BABY!!!!

  7. thad425 says: Apr 3, 2017 11:48 AM

    The Titans know how to use the TE, he would be great in combination with Delanie Walker, just not sure he’s worth the #5 pick.

  8. skins51186 says: Apr 3, 2017 12:08 PM

    Kid has the makings of a stud, good luck to him

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