Jordan Howard spent two years at Alabama-Birmingham before it’s football program closed and he switched to Indiana. The step up in competition didn’t phase the running back and he notched over 1200 rushing yards and 9 touchdowns in his junior year.
An injury has meant he was limited at the combine, so again he’s another one to focus on the film of. Howard is a natural runner, who excels between the tackles. Contact isn’t an area he struggles in and he’s one of the best backs on film for snatching yards after contact. Natural really is the best word to describe him be it vision, fluidity and even pass protection.
The biggest red flag will be his injury history. He’s suffered several knee and ankle injuries- the latter holding him back from full participation at the combine and he underwent surgery on his knee last November. Speed is another question mark which obviously couldn’t be answered with the 40 yard dash. Howard doesn’t have that breakaway speed.
Howard probably isn’t that future superstar back, but if he can avoid significant injuries he’d be a very serviceable back. CBS have him projecting as a 2nd-3rd round pick.
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