Pro Football Focus thinks a Buffalo Bills player is trending in the wrong direction during training camp.
Doug Kyed, an NFL writer/reporter for Pro Football Focus, recently pointed out one “riser” and one “faller” for each NFL team.
And he thinks Bills tight end OJ Howard is a “faller”.
“Howard will be involved this season but likely won’t put up big numbers in an offense that also includes McKenzie, Stefon Diggs, Gabe Davis, Dawson Knox, Devin Singletary, James Cook, and others,” wrote Kyed.
Howard, a former first-round draft pick, signed a one-year deal with the Bills earlier this offseason after spending the first five seasons of his career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The former Alabama standout hasn’t quite lived up to the first-round hype so far in his career. Last season, Howard caught just 14 passes for 135 yards while playing in all 17 games.
It sounds like PFF feels like Howard is a “faller” mostly because there are so many other options in Buffalo. That’s not something he can control, though he could make things tough on the Bills by having a great training camp.
Howard, who is 27 years old, has elite athletic abilities. The potential for him to have a big season is still there. Perhaps he finds his groove in Buffalo and builds a solid connection with quarterback Josh Allen.
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