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The Film Room (2017 NFL Draft): O.J. Howard Scouting Report

The best player on one of the best teams in the country just so happened to be the most criminally underutilized.

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Ever wondered what it would look like if a mad scientist combined the best aspects of Jordan Reed and Rob Gronkowski into one single prospect? Well, that's what you're going to get with Alabama tight end O.J. Howard.

Howard is one of the few players in this entire draft class (or any draft class, honestly) with virtually no flaws to his game. He's got a huge frame, runs like a deer, possesses impossibly quick feet for his size, and has good hands. Most importantly, he is a steady and reliable blocker on all three downs.

Myles Garrett, Jamal Adams, and Leonard Fournette are all seen as the "sure things" of this draft. Realistically, Howard might be a safer bet to succeed than all of them. He is so gifted and so polished that I would be completely and utterly shocked if he was NOT a Pro Bowl tight end within the first two years of his career. He's just that special.

Whoever takes him in the 2017 NFL Draft is getting one hell of a football player. Enjoy this week’s episode!