Xavien Howard
Xavien Howard
27-Year-Old CornerbackCB
Miami Dolphins
Reserve-Covid-19
Injury Knee
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Howard's sensational on-field play earned him a five-year, $76.5 million deal with Miami last year, but injuries have prevented the 27-year-old from making the impact his contract would imply. Having missed 24 games over his four-season career, including 11 contests in 2019, Howard now faces the task of fully recovering form offseason knee surgery in time to suit up Week 1. When healthy, he'll suit up alongside Byron Jones to form arguably the toughest cornerback duo in the league, but it isn't clear if health is a hurdle he'll be able to consistently surpass. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a five-year, $76.5 million contract with the Dolphins in May of 2019.
Lands on COVID-19 list
CBMiami Dolphins
Knee
August 11, 2020
Howard (knee) has been placed on the Dolphins' reserve/COVID-19 list.
ANALYSIS
Howard, who was already on the team's PUP list with a knee issue, has also either tested positive for COVID-19 or come into close contact with someone who has. When he's available to the team, Howard is expected to suit up alongside Byron Jones to form arguably the toughest cornerback duo in the league.
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Miami DolphinsDolphins 2019 CB Snap Distribution See more data like this
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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.
Height
6' 1"
 
Weight
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
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2018
2017
2016
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.
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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Facing uncertain timeline
CBMiami Dolphins
Knee
July 29, 2020
Coach Brian Flores declined to put a timetable on Howard (knee) returning to the field Wednesday, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.
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Lands on PUP list
CBMiami Dolphins
Knee
July 28, 2020
Howard (knee) has been placed on the Dolphins' Active/PUP list, Joe Schad of the Palm Beach Post reports.
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Needs healthy campaign
CBMiami Dolphins
July 1, 2020
Howard (knee) should be fully healthy to kick off the 2020 season after having missed a combined 15 games over the last two years, Omar Kelly reports.
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Clear of suspension
CBMiami Dolphins
Knee
June 17, 2020
Howard (knee) won't face a suspension after the NFL completed its investigation into his domestic incident from December, Hal Habib of The Palm Beach Post reports.
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Under investigation by league
CBMiami Dolphins
Knee
February 25, 2020
The NFL has opened an investigation into the arrest of Howard (knee) for domestic battery in December, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.
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