2012 NFL Draft quick report: Jaye Howard, Florida

Feb 27, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Florida Gators defensive lineman Jaye Howard runs the 40 yard dash during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

This year I wrote the player rankings and evaluations for the USA Today 2012 NFL Draft magazine. It's on newsstands now and available online here. Leading up to the draft, I'll be reprinting some of my quick reports here.

Jaye Howard, Florida
Height: 6'3, Weight: 292 pounds

Strengths: Howard is an underrated athlete who has the ability to handle two gaps. Started games for Florida at both end and tackle. Uses his arms properly to keep linemen off his frame. Howard is still developing as a tackle, so a team will have to be patient.

Weaknesses: Inconsistent firing off the line at the snap. Will have to get stronger in the NFL because he can be pushed around some. Struggles against double teams. Produced minimally before his senior year. Gets high in his stance.

YEAR TACKLES TFL SACKS Forced Fum
2008 8 2.5 1.5 0
2009 29 3 1.5 0
2010 29 10 2.5 0
2011 65 10 5.5 0
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