Former Baylor cornerback Xavien Howard didn’t have a very good showing at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis last month, running the 40 in 4.58 seconds and only showing a 33 inch vertical jump, but one scout told Bob McGinn of The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel that Howard is “for sure” a Top 50 prospect.
“He probably has a chance to be a late first because of the height-weight-speed factor,” the scout said. “Top 50 for sure. Man-cover corner. Decent ball skills. He is tough to throw on. Not a lot of balls completed on him. He can run with almost all receivers. He tracks the ball well. Physical.”
Originally from Houston, the 6-foot, 200 pound Howard left Baylor with 98 tackles, 10 interceptions and 23 pass breakups to go with 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble. There’s no doubt that the young man can play, but he has a lot to do before the NFL Draft in April to prove that his combine showing was not overall indicative of his abilities.
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