Top 10 takeaways from first round of 2017 NFL Draft

Here we are. The first round of the 2017 NFL Draft has drawn to a conclusion. There were some major surprises along the way, especially at both quarterback and wide receiver. All said, six players at those two positions were selected within the first 12 picks.Among the most-active teams in the first round, both the Cleveland Browns and San Francisco 49ers ended Thursday’s action...
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April 28, 2017  |  Discuss

Predicting the biggest busts at every position in the 2017 NFL Draft class

Despite weeks and months of NFL draft preparation, there will be players drafted who turn out to be busts.The draft is an inexact science, and the bust whammy does not favor any particular position.In five or so years from now, these players are the most likely candidates to make the 2017 draft’s All-Bust Team.(NFL.com and NFL Draft Scout were used for scouting information.) Quarterback...
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April 25, 2017  |  Discuss

Ten 2017 NFL Draft prospects who deserve more respect

The 2017 NFL Draft class runs deep with talent at many key positions, so it’s only natural some of the best players aren’t getting enough positive press.Among them is a quarterback from Cal who is rarely mentioned among the top in this year’s draft class — shades of the 2005 draft class maybe? — and the younger brother of an NFL star.We’ve already covered a group of prospects getting...
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March 30, 2017  |  Discuss

5 players whose 2017 NFL Draft stock is rising

The 2017 NFL Combine has come and gone, but as it’s always been intended, the week-long event in Indianapolis helped many young prospects boost their draft stock with quality performances. And with Pro Days now being held around the county, even more prospects are helping their cause by showing NFL scouts they’re a cut above the rest.While much will change between now and the 2017...
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March 26, 2017  |  Discuss

O.J. Howard could be first TE drafted in top five since 1972

O.J. Howard won’t have to wait long to hear his named called on draft day. He could even go in the top five. Rob Rang of CBS Sports predicts that the Titans will draft the Alabama tight end with the fifth overall pick in his latest mock draft. If that happens, it would be the first time a tight end has been drafted in the top five since the Broncos took Riley Odoms with the No. 5...
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March 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Alabama TE O.J. Howard considered ‘most complete player’ at Senior Bowl

An impressive performance at the Senior Bowl likely cemented Alabama tight end O.J. Howard as a high pick in the 2017 NFL draft. Many considered Howard the best player in Mobile this week. “Oh, without a doubt. The most complete player down here,” ESPN analyst Matt Bowen said, via Mike Triplett of ESPN. “He’s another case study of why, even if you’re projected as a first-round pick...
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January 27, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: O.J. Howard takes advantage of busted coverage, goes 68 yards for TD

Just like he did a year ago in the National Championship Game, Alabama tight end O.J. Howard made a huge play to score a touchdown against Clemson. Near the end of the third quarter, up by three points, the Crimson Tide caught the Tigers napping on defense. Howard appeared to be the blocker on a screen but snuck behind the coverage, which bit hard on his feint. 68 yards later,...
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January 09, 2017  |  Discuss

O.J. Howard breaks away for another huge touchdown vs. Clemson (video)

It’s a badly kept secret that Alabama tight end O.J. Howard is well on his way to a high NFL draft selection and likely a productive career. Howard has to get done beating up on the Clemson Tigers first, though. Howard broke free against the Tigers in Monday’s College Football Playoff National Championship game, reeling in a 68-yard bomb from freshman quarterback Jalen Hurts to put...
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January 09, 2017  |  Discuss

OJ Howard returning to Alabama for senior season

OJ Howard announced on Twitter Monday that he will return to Alabama for his senior season. The junior product from Autauga, Ala. is on the road to 17: 8+8=16! Add One More To That 17 Baby!!! #RoadTo17 #RollTide #OneMore pic.twitter.com/ShQJLr41tF — OJ Howard 88 ™ (@TheRealOjHoward) January 18, 2016 Howard was a star for the Crimson Tide in the title game win over Clemson. He...
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January 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Bama's Howard delivers huge performance after quiet season

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) O.J. Howard had been the forgotten man in Alabama's offense at times, disappearing behind a barrage of Derrick Henry runs and Calvin Ridley catches. The Crimson Tide tight end delivered quite a ''remember me'' performance in Monday night's 45-40 victory over Clemson in the national championship game, flashing speed and hands to become a surprising hero of the...
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January 12, 2016  |  Discuss

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