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1. TE O.J. Howard, Alabama – South
If there’s a consensus among draft analysts at the Senior Bowl, it’s that Howard is the top player on the field. He caught 45 passes for 595 yards and three touchdowns as a senior in 2016 and saw steady increases in production in each of his four years. Howard averaged 15.1 yards per reception and was one of three finalists selected for the John Mackey Award, which is given to the top tight end in the country. ESPN’s Mel Kiper has Howard graded as a late first-round pick.