Austin Hooper

Overall Rank
TE47
2023
Height
6' 4"
Weight
254 lbs
Arm Length
33"
(79th)
Draft Pick
3.18
(2016)
College
Stanford
Age
29.7
Best Comparable Player
Vance McDonald
Workout Metrics
4.72
65th
101.8
70th
116.3
47th
11.32
80th
10.08
68th
40-Yard Dash
Speed Score
Burst Score
Agility Score
Catch Radius
17.4%
College Dominator
12.9
College YPR
--
Breakout Age
Raiders Cut O.J. Howard
11 months ago

The Las Vegas Raiders have cut former 1st-Round TE O.J. Howard.

The Raiders signed Howard to a 1-year, veteran minimum contract with $350k guaranteed. Howard spent the first five years how his career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after being selected 19th overall in the 2017 draft. The former Alabama TE caught 119 balls for 1,737 yards and 15 TDs in his five years with the Bucs before. Howard had a cup of coffee with the Buffalo Bills last offseason before latching on with the Houston Texans, where he caught 10 passes for 145 yards and 2 TDs across 13 games.

 

The departure of Howard makes it a two-man competition at tight end, with Austin Hooper having the edge of veteran deference over rookie 2nd-Rounder Michael Mayer. While Hooper may be the starter when the Raiders line up Week 1, he is the definition of a cardboard cutout starter. It won’t be a month before the Notre Dame product takes over as TE1 in Las Vegas.

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