Alabama OC Lane Kiffen called junior TE O.J. Howard "a very special player."
National Football Post's Eric Saltzman believes Alabama junior TE O.J. Howard "has been greatly under-utilized at Alabama" and is thus "raw as far as a receiver."
Alabama junior TE O.J. Howard is expected to be a big part of the school's passing game.
Alabama junior tight end O.J. Howard "has not lived up to the hype" but still "runs like a gazelle" and retains upside, writes ESPN's Alex Scarborough.
Alabama junior tight end O.J. Howard is a "player with a decorated high school career who needs to raise his game," observes ESPN's Mel Kiper.
NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein "came away disappointed" in a tape study of Alabama junior tight end O.J. Howard.
Alabama junior tight end O.J. Howard "should have a big 2015 season if Kiffin figures out how to call plays for more than the No. 1 wide receiver," noted Walter Football.
NFL Media postulates that without Amari Cooper, Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin "could have his new quarterback look for [junior tight end O.J. Howard] more on quicker, easier throws."
Alabama junior tight end O.J. Howard is "blessed with outstanding size, speed and athleticism," noted Scout.com's Jamie Newberg.
Alabama junior tight end O.J. Howard "will be depended on to be a bigger factor in Alabama’s offense following the departure of the Tide’s top three wide receivers as well as tight end Brian Vogler," noted AL.com.
When called upon, Alabama sophomore tight end O.J. Howard has "flashed the talent that made him the No. 2 tight end recruit coming out of high school in 2013," according to Scout Inc.'s Steve Muench and Kevin Weidl.
Alabama sophomore tight end O.J. Howard mentioned that "going to get the ball out of the air," was a problem early in the year.
Fox Sports' Bruce Feldman has named Alabama sophomore tight end O.J. Howard as his "All-Freak Team" tight end.
Alabama coach Nick Saban said freshman tight end O.J. Howard (sprained ankle) is doubtful for Saturday's game against Chattanooga.