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NFL Draft: TE Dynasty Rankings

Mario Puig

Mario is a Senior Writer at RotoWire who primarily writes and projects for the NFL and college football sections.


1. O.J. Howard, Alabama (6-foot-5, 251 pounds)

Howard is the heavy favorite to be the first tight end picked in this draft. I think he's the best tight end prospect since Vernon Davis, and a real candidate to go in the first ten picks. While Howard never put up big numbers at Alabama, a look at his target data (1,726 yards on 161 targets, according to 247Sports) and his game film makes it obvious that it was an issue of playcalling and not talent. Indeed, there just aren't any real weaknesses in Howard's skill set, and his raw athleticism is clearly elite.

Despite a massive build, Howard ran the 40-yard dash at 4.51 seconds at the Combine, adding a 121-inch broad jump, and an eye-popping agility score of 11.01 Everything in Howard's profile screams of upside.

Comparison: Jimmy Graham
Round: 1

2. Evan Engram, Mississippi (6-foot-3, 234 pounds)

I think Engram is the third tight end selected behi

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