BENCH PRESS: 16 REPS
VERTICAL JUMP: 34.0 INCH
BROAD JUMP: 122.0 INCH
- Played at UAB, then transferred to Indiana after UAB closed their football program. He was able to step in like he was playing there for years.
- Nearly average 150 yards every game he played a full game in.
- Bigger back, but can make himself skinny through holes
- NFL level vision
- Natural running ability
- Excellent at choosing proper angles
- Decisive and runs with a punishing finish
- Excellent short yardage awareness
- Drives through tackles
- Great work ethic
- Slows when making cuts
- Not made for a one-cut system
- Not made for running outside of the tackles
- Health/durability. Missed four games due to ankle/knee injuries
- Takes a lot of unnecessary big hits
- Plays too upright
- Unreliable receiver, despite having shown potential
- Easy to catch from behind
- Major balance issues
- Poor footwork
When I first caught Howard, I was really impressed. Then I dug deeper into more film and came away really unimpressed. Shows very little potential to be a three-down running back, with non-existent blocking and unreliable receiving ability. He is a natural runner, but it is only going north-south.
When asked to go east-west, he looked very uncomfortable, and, to put it bluntly, undraftable. For a team looking for a third down back to be part of a RBBC, Howard is a good option. However, where do you take a player who is as limited as he is?
As for the Denver Broncos, Howard is one of the worst fits for running backs. There is little-to-no potential for Howard to improve his one-cut ability and Denver relies on the 'one-cut and go' skill-set for their running backs.
Broncos Round Projection: Off their board
Where He Goes: Third/Fourth round.
Per sources: Howard is viewed by many as strictly a short yardage back, with little to offer in anything else.
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