"I am just very happy I got a chance to go to (the Bucs)," Howard said during a conference call after being selected by the Buccaneers at No. 19, "that's a loaded offense, so I am very excited about that."
At 6-foot-6, Howard is another big-bodied red zone target for Winston, along with Evans. Howard knows that the pair will be difficult to defend.
"I think it's going to be a huge advantage for tall guys," Howard said of playing with Evans. "It gives us a chance to make plays. Jameis can throw it up, let us make plays. That sounds very exciting."
Whether or not Howard is the Bucs' "starter" will be determined during the offseason program and training camp. He is a strong blocker, whereas Brate thrives in the passing game. Either way, both players will see the field often. No matter the split in reps, the Buccaneers' offense got much more dangerous on Thursday night.