2017 Guide: What Ourlads' NFL Scouting Services said about BUG HOWARD: North Carolina, 6041 221 4.60. Two-year starter from Rochelle, GA who played in a receiver rotation for four years. Big target and frame. Long arms. Big hands that are consistent and strong. Good leaping ability, posted a 37.5 vertical at the Combine. Good contributor in the run game. Not afraid to work the middle of the field. Red zone threat. Hands catcher that plucks the ball out of the air. Locates the football, turns and rebounds it out of the air. Has good timing on 50/50 balls. Good concentration when receiving in a crowd. Doesn’t play special teams. Route speed is just average. Play speed isn’t as fast as his posted 40 time. Doesn’t explode or create great separation out of his route breaks. Will need to work on technique on how to get chest down to get weight over his feet so that he can accelerate out of his break. Lacks good route strength as he gets widened too much by cornerbacks on go routes. Has a knack to push off in close quarters. A big possession receiver who has a set of consistent hands. Lacks the speed or suddenness to run away from anyone. However, his physical ability in the red zone and run game make him a viable option to make a 53-man roster. 2016 stats: 53-827, 15.6 ypr, 8 TD. OSR:29/61. Seventh round/ PFA. (A-33 1/8, H-10 3/8, VJ-37.5, SS-4.17).