Not sure anyone expected TE O.J. Howard to be around at pick No. 19. The Bucs almost had to take him there-he’ll bolster their run game with his blocking, and his pairing with Cameron Brate will cause significant mismatch problems for opposing defenses
BOISE – The Boise State football team had two former players selected in the 2017 NFL Draft on Saturday. Running back Jeremy McNichols was selected in the fifth round with the 162nd overall pick by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and linebacker Tanner Vallejo was taken in the sixth round with the 195th overall pick by the Buffalo Bills. In addition, a number of former Boise State players have landed opportunities as undrafted free agents. Boise State Undrafted Free-Agent List: Travis Averill, 6-3, 304, Offensive Lineman Twitter: @Travis Averill Averill confirmed to KTVB that he signed as an undrafted with the Atlanta Falcons on Saturday night. He leaves for rookie minicamp on May 11. Averill started
The Latest on the NFL draft (all times Eastern): 11:35 p.m. James Conner's battle with cancer didn't stop the Pittsburgh running back from reaching the NFL. Conner won't even have to leave Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh Steelers selected the running back in the third round of the draft on Friday night, believing Conner can provide a physical presence to take some of the pressure off star Le'Veon Bell. Conner was the 2014 ACC Player of the Year after scoring a school-record 26 rushing touchdowns. His junior year was cut short first by a knee injury and then by a cancer diagnosis. Conner spent six months undergoing treatment for Hodgkin's Lymphoma and was cleared in time for the 2016 season. He grew
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The most controversial player in the 2017 NFL Draft came off the board on day two as Joe Mixon was taken by the Cincinnati Bengals.
Mixon had been considered undraftable by some teams in the league after a video emerged of him striking a woman in a 2014
One of the first people to contact O.J. Howard after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected the tight end in the opening round of the NFL draft was an elated Jameis Winston. From one native of Alabama to another, the Bucs' young quarterback wanted to welcome the latest addition to what has the potential to be one of the NFL's most improved offenses next seasons. ''He text me,'' an excited Howard said.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have drafted tight end O.J. Howard in the 2017 NFL draft. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have drafted tight end O.J. Howard with pick No. 19 in the 2017 NFL draft. Howard joins a tight end depth chart that includes Cameron Brate, Luke Stocker, Kivon Cartwright, and Alan Cross.