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Nicholas Howell
Position: T
Class: 5Sr
School: USC
Conference: Pacific-10
HT: 6-5.2
WT: 290
40 Time: 5.21
Biography: Primary reserve as a senior after starting six games the prior season. Saw action at every position on the offensive line at USC.

Positives: Athletic offensive lineman with a good degree of upside potential. Blocks with good lean, stays square and seals defenders from the action with good body positioning. Explosive at the point, fires off blocks and jolts defenders at the point of attack. Stays with the action, keeps his feet moving and always looking for someone to hit.

Negatives: Must improve his blocking balance. Average strength at the point of attack. Was never a full-time starter in college.

Analysis: Howell is an athletic prospect with solid size as well as growth potential. He's a developmental player who deserves a shot on a practice squad and offers possibilities backing up at several positions.

Projection: 7-FA
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