Another FCS standout has been taken in the first round of the NFL Draft.
Alabama State offensive tackle Tytus Howard went 23rd overall to the Houston Texans. The 6-foot-5, 322-pounder is the first 1st rounder from the FCS since North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz was selected No. 2 by Philadelphia.
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Howard's combination of size and athleticism helped him rise rapidly on draft boards since his senior season ended. He played quarterback in high school and arrived at ASU as a tight end. Howard was moved to the offensive line in his second season and didn't leave the starting lineup since.
As a senior, Howard earned HERO Sports First Team All-American honors.
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