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Tytus Howard Has the Tools to Be An NFL Starter

Can Bill Callahan Take On Another Project?

NCAA Football: Senior Bowl Practice John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Tytus Howard, OT
School: Alabama State | Conference: Southwestern Athletic Conference (FCS)
College Experience: RS Senior | Age: 22?
Height / Weight: 6-5 / 322 lbs
Projected Draft Status: 3rd - 4th Round
NFL Comparison: Desmond Harrison

College Statistics

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Player Overview

Tytus Howard played quarterback in high school in Monroeville, AL, and briefly played tight end at Alabama State before transitioning to right tackle, demonstrating his considerable athleticism. Despite playing at a “small school” Howard faced some top notch competition, including playing Auburn, where he was able to hold his own and catch the eye of NFL scouts. His biggest apparent weakness is his hand usage, which, under the tutelage of an offensive line guru, presumably could be addressed without much issue. In some respects, the assessments of Howard read very similar to those of Geron Christian, last year’s third round pick. Howard is athletic, but lacks the strength to currently start at the pro level. Despite that caveat, with a year or two of conditioning, it appears he can be an NFL starter. To that point, word is Howard has 24 team visits in the lead up to the draft, which is pretty crazy.

Strengths

  • Has good lateral mobility and patience
  • Good foot speed and bend
  • Has good athletic ability
  • Good posture
  • Great wingspan
  • Plays with good effort

Weaknesses

  • Needs to get stronger, absorbs too much contact
  • Soft punch, and can get walked back
  • Has to refine technique
  • Played RT exclusively in college

Let’s see his work

How He Would Fit On The Redskins

You can never have too many talented offensive linemen. Howard, despite being from a small, FCS school is highly regarded. He would be another project for Bill Callahan, as he still needs some finishing work, but if Christian flops, he could potentially be groomed to replace the Silverback. He’s demonstrated athleticism, though he clearly needs to work on his hand placement and strength. Of course, if he didn’t have those weaknesses, he’d likely be a first or second rounder. Given his late day 2/early day 3 draft grade, the Redskins may simply have too many other needs, and he may be too hot a commodity to fall to us. But, if he happens to slip through as the draft drags on during day 3, he may be too talented to pass up.

Poll

Should the Redskins consider drafting a offensive tackle this year?

This poll is closed

  • 19%
    Yes, it should be a priority.
    (42 votes)
  • 59%
    Yes, if he’s BPA.
    (129 votes)
  • 21%
    No, we have too many other needs.
    (47 votes)
218 votes total Vote Now