OJ Howard Espn insider scouting report

Discussion in 'NFL Draft' started by PRAY IV M3RCY, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. 615nick

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    We simply can't afford to draft a backup in the first right now, or second. But, this dude looks to be a special talent. He is definitely worth a first or very early second to a lot of teams. Just not for us right now.
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  2. Gut

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    Yes, but we really need to see what his athleticism is. He's targeted far too few times to see but we do have flashes here and there...especially in the National Championship game vs Clemson last year.

    Assuming his athleticism is up to par, he'd be worth considering for three reasons. First, DW is not getting any younger. Second, we play a high percentage of 2-3 TE sets so we might as well get another guy who creates match up problems for opposing D's. Lastly, he's used to a pro style rushing attack and run blocking a high percentage of the time. He'd improve our run game a bit with his blocking as well as his ability to catch and get YAC.
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  3. Gut

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    He'd be a starter considering we play a lot of 2 and 3 TE sets.
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  4. Gut

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    Jared Cook couldn't block to save his life and was pretty much just a big WR. Evan Ingram is probably a better example than a guy who spends most of his time run blocking!
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  5. Gut

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    Since we play 2 and 3 TE sets predominantly, he'd be a starter playing WITH DW!
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  6. abc2330

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    Cook was the 11th ranked run blocking TE in 2015 per PFF.
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  7. Big TT

    Big TT Annoying the LEFT...it's what I do.

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    Yeah, because it would be crazy to be able to line up two TE threats ala the Pats.
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  8. Finnebosch

    Finnebosch I am vengeance.

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    If we can add 3 solid starters on defense in FA I would 100% be able to get behind drafting Howard. Our TE2 plays about 50% of our snaps so he would have a lot more impact then any other back up on the team. Plus ut would give us an heir to Walker and another young offensive playmaker to pair with Mariota, Henry, and (hopefully) Williams
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  9. JR1980

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    We definitely
    We definitely have to start thinking about that....and pronto....
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  10. lilkhmerkid4u

    lilkhmerkid4u Somebody Saveeeeeee Meee!

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    We going to trot 5 TEs set again like this year since our WRs are so bad?
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