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How Tom Brady at the helm of the Buccaneers' offense can rescue O.J. Howard

Former first-round draft pick O.J. Howard is on the verge of bust status right now, but the two things preventing it from already being set in stone is his 89.1 PFF grade in 2018 and the arrival of a new quarterback — the greatest of all time — to Tampa Bay this offseason.

Howard was PFF’s top-ranked and highest-graded tight end in college the year he came out, and he settled at No. 18 on our final Big Board, just behind DeShaun Watson and Christian McCaffrey.

Here’s what we said about him at the time: