O.J. Howard climbed from a tiny high school to become the top TE in the 2017 NFL Draft

O.J. Howard has a chance to be one of the highest drafted tight ends ever. No player at the position has been selected in the top five picks in the last 40 years, and just three have landed in the top 10 over the last 20 years.

Howard has a legitimate chance at earning one of those spots.

But long before NFL scouts knew his name, Howard had to battle for recognition at tiny Autauga Academy in Prattville, Ala. This is his story.

Tacos are a popular theme among edge rushers at the top of this year’s draft board.

Likely first overall pick Myles Garrett went to college at Texas A&M, and he’s said that his wish for whichever city drafts him is that it opens up his favorite College Station taco franchise.

“A player of Charlton’s stature isn’t expected to explode off the snap and beat opposing offensive linemen with his speed and quickness, but he flashed such potential early and often in his final season in Ann Arbor. He can effectively turn his speed to power when engaging offensive tackles along the edge en route to the quarterback, which bodes well for his ability to disrupt the pocket and force arrant throws.”

One of the most underrated defensive linemen in the NFL, Atkins has put together an impressive career. The Bengals defensive tackle has totaled 52 sacks in seven seasons, which NFL Jerseys Authentic ranks second in his draft class behind teammate Carlos Dunlap, who has 57.

Atkins’ emergence to stardom despite his lack of prototypical size for a defensive Real Madrid Cheap Jerseys tackle paved the way for future undersized defensive tackles — specifically, Aaron Donald.

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