Xavien Howard
Xavien Howard
26-Year-Old CornerbackCB
Miami Dolphins
Injury Knee
Wed Practice: Limited
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Howard's sensational 2018 campaign not only earned him Pro Bowl and second-team All-Pro honors, but also secure him a five-year, $76.5 million contract with the Dolphins. Now the highest paid cornerback in the NFL, Howard is locked in as one of the foundational pieces of Miami's defense for the foreseeable future. He'll work to earn a second Pro Bowl nod in 2019. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a five-year, $76.5 million contract with the Dolphins in May of 2019.
Works in limited capacity
CBMiami Dolphins
October 16, 2019
Howard (knee) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, he reports.
Howard is working through the knee soreness that kept him out for this past Sunday's loss to the Redskins. Getting on the field, albeit limited, is a positive sign for his chances of playing Sunday against the Bills. However, the Dolphins may choose not to rush back their top corner until he's feeling 100 percent.
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Measurables Review
How do Xavien Howard's measurables compare to other cornerbacks?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
6' 1"
198 lbs
40-Yard Dash
4.58 sec
Shuttle Time
4.15 sec
Cone Drill
7.18 sec
Vertical Jump
33.0 in
Broad Jump
122 in
Bench Press
11 reps
Hand Length
9.13 in
Arm Length
31.25 in
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Following an impressive sophomore season, Howard remains locked in as one of Miami's starting cornerbacks. Given that the 2016 second-rounder was also able to stay healthy throughout the entire 2017 season, any injury concerns still lingering from his rookie year have been extinguished. The 25-year-old was able to lock down former first-round receiver DeVante Parker throughout much of training camp, and could emerge as a legitimate No. 1 cornerback this year if he can elevate his game to the next level.
Howard was the team’s second-round pick in 2016. In today’s NFL, you can never have enough good cornerbacks but the Dolphins are well on their way with Howard and Bryon Maxwell. The defense could be the strength of this team should it stay healthy and a secondary that has been the unit’s weakness in the past could soon be one its strengths.
Howard was the Dolphins second round pick in the 2016 draft. He was expected to compete for a starting job from day one but knee surgery may put those plans on hold for the immediate future. Howard could still land a starting spot if he can recover quickly but the more likely scenario is that he will begin the season in a reserve role as he proves to the coaching staff that he can cover the league's best receivers.
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Can't play Sunday
CBMiami Dolphins
October 13, 2019
Howard (knee) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Saints.
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Trending toward sitting out
CBMiami Dolphins
October 13, 2019
Howard (knee), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Redskins, is unlikely to play, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.
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Dealing with knee injury
CBMiami Dolphins
October 11, 2019
Howard is questionable for Sunday's game against the Redskins with a knee injury, Safid Deen of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
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Signs five-year extension
CBMiami Dolphins
May 9, 2019
Howard signed a five-year, $76.5 million contract with the Dolphins on Thursday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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Two picks in Pro Bowl
CBMiami Dolphins
January 27, 2019
Howard recorded two interceptions during Sunday's Pro Bowl.
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