O.J. Howard – Worth the Hype?
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While the likes of David Njoku, Evan Engram and Gerald Everett have moved up and down draft boards (apparently) since the evaluation process began, one player has remained firmly atop the tight end charts and firmly a top-10 selection. That player is Alabama TE O.J. Howard. After a glittering college career, including an MVP award in the National Championship game, surely Howard will be a surefire NFL stud from day one, right? Cool your jets a wee bit, bucky. There are a few hurdles to jump before Howard becomes a superstar, if he in fact does. Despite a reputation as a college power house, the Crimson Tide has failed spectacularly to provide the NFL with consistent offensive play makers over a course of many years. While we can all point, laugh and probably groan at the NFL careers of running backs like Trent Richardson and T.J. Yeldon, the careers of Alabama TEs in the NFL is not all that impressive…at least, not after the first guy.