By Brandon Lane
North Carolina (JR), QB
Perhaps not mentioned as frequently as Pickett and Willis, but I think there is a chance Howell could be the best option in the class. He is a dual threat Quarterback who has the mobility to extend plays. Howell has a BIG ARM and it’s possible he throws the best deep ball in the class. I wouldn’t be surprised to see him go in the Top 10 picks of the NFL Draft.
• MOBILITY! Not only did he run for 828 yards and 11 TDs he also forced 65 missed tackles (4.8 yards after contact) in his 2021 season.
• Arm strength
• Attacks man coverage
• Pocket pressence is an issue as he took a 12% sack rate
• Boom/Bust potential