clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Alabama State OT Tytus Howard visits Los Angeles Rams

New, comments

Is Howard a potential option to replace Big Whit in the future?

NCAA Football: Senior Bowl Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

If you’re looking for more pre-draft visits, you’ve come to the right place. Alabama State’s OT Tytus Howard is in town visiting the Los Angeles Rams today, per Rotoworld’s Josh Norris:

Howard is an absolute mountain of a man as he stands 6’5” tall and weighs 322 lbs. Not only that, but he’s got the prerequisite arm length (34”) many teams require from their offensive tackles. Howard is a quick and explosive athlete who had a solid combine, and was a Senior Bowl attendee.

Howard is a likely day-two draft selection who needs to continue to refine his technique, but has the athletic requirements and quickness to make a worthy project. NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein has Howard compared to Desmond Harrison who went undrafted in 2018, though that was due to off-field reasons and not ability.

Not only is the Rams’ left tackle Andrew Whitworth advanced in age, he only has one year remaining on his contract. Whitworth took a few days to mull retirement this offseason, though it was ultimately an easy choice for him to return in 2019. An offensive tackle draft pick could be a smart move to groom behind Whitworth for the future as incumbent Joe Noteboom may resort to starting at left guard following the departure of Rodger Saffold.