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O.J. Howard finds mental adjustment to NFL

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O.J. Howard hasn’t been in the NFL long, but in two months, he has figured out the adjustment from college is more mental than physical.

Everything went well with organized team activities and mini-camp,” Howard said, via the Montgomery Advertiser. “It’s more of a mental change than physical. You’ve got to do a good job of studying and taking it out to the field.”

The Buccaneers made Howard the 19th overall pick after he caught 114 passes for 1,726 yards and seven touchdowns at Alabama. His best games came against Clemson in the College Football Playoff title games, with a combined nine catches for 314 yards and three touchdowns.

Howard, who held a backpack drive at his high school in Alabama on Sunday, said he has bought only one thing with his $6.2 million signing bonus.

“I haven’t really done much, except getting things that I need,” Howard said. “I haven’t done anything I want to do yet. I did buy a new vehicle. It’s something that you need and something that I always wanted.”

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6 Responses to “O.J. Howard finds mental adjustment to NFL”
  1. stoneydog1000 says: Jul 10, 2017 6:48 PM

    Howard is going to be a beast.

  2. cmonitsfunny says: Jul 10, 2017 7:21 PM

    OTA’s really don’t count as the NFL.

  3. captainstagger says: Jul 10, 2017 7:30 PM

    It’s a great year to be a #stickcarrier

  4. graphicwolf1art says: Jul 10, 2017 8:18 PM

    OTA’s really don’t count as the NFL. Said the fan with no NFL experience

  5. Slow Joe (Bucs fan) says: Jul 11, 2017 10:49 AM

    I’m sure the vehicle was a two-year-old Prius.

  6. dls5492 says: Jul 11, 2017 3:05 PM

    I am still shocked he made it to the Buccaneers at the 19th pick.

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