Washington cornerback Kevin King may not have been as highly regarded as his college teammate, Sidney Jones. Nevertheless, the Packers liked his potential enough to make him the No. 33 overall pick in the second round of the 2017 NFL draft.
While Howard was the top tight end recruit in the nation, he wasn’t featured heavily in the Alabama offense. He had two touchdowns as a freshman, but zero as a sophomore and didn’t score his junior year until the national championship against Clemson.
“It was kind of emotional for me,” Howard said. “I knew how hard I had worked all year long and to finally have it happen in the biggest game of the year — there’s no better feeling than that.”
Howard’s five receptions for 208 yards and two touchdowns propelled Alabama to a 45-40 win, and while the Crimson Tide couldn’t repeat in 2016, he still posted four receptions for 106 yards and one touchdown in the rematch against Clemson.
Now, Howard will continue his climb into the spotlight when he hears his name called at the 2017 NFL draft.
Pick your poison here, as Sherman and teammate Kam Chancellor were both fifth-round picks by the Seahawks. Sherman edges out Chancellor here. The playmaking defensive back has already intercepted 30 passes in six seasons, despite opponents usually avoiding him in coverage.
Sherman earned NFC Defensive Player of the Year recognition in 2014, along with four Pro Bowl nods. Not only do Sherman’s 30 picks since entering the NFL in 2011 lead the league, by Super Cheap Jerseys a substantial margin, but his 97 pass breakups over that same time frame also rank first NFL Jerseys Paypal in the league.