Tytus Howard, OT, Alabama State
Tampa Bay has been extremely active with the offensive tackle class, seeking to find the replacement for current right tackle Demar Dotson, who is now 33-years-old and in the last year of his contract with the Buccaneers. One tackle the team has met with three times now is small school prospect Tytus Howard from Alabama State.
Given Howard was fifth-year senior in 2018, it would not seem to make sense to draft him and sit him for a year since he is already older than most prospects in the 2019 draft class. However, if the Buccaneers do not mind a productive, but shortened career, then Howard could be seen as the next man up in 2020 after Dotson finishes out his contract.
From the Senior Bowl until now, Howard’s draft stock has been on the a similar trajectory as Layne’s, as he started as nothing more than a day-three sleeper, but is now a sleeper to wind up in the first round. The label the Buccaneers as just “interested” seems to put their feelings for Howard mildly, and if he is on the board with the 39th pick in the draft, there is doubt he makes it out of the top-40.