It is officially mock draft season! The 2022 NFL Draft is quickly approaching, with the first round kicking off on Thursday, April 28th. Of course, draft analysis, projections and rumors will be dominating the headlines until then. Among the players expected to hear his name called on the first day is quarterback Sam Howell out of North Carolina.
The following is a complete Sam Howell NFL Draft profile, including stats, highlights and a mock projection.
Sam Howell NFL Draft Profile, Stats, Highlights and Projection
Weight: 220 lbs
College: North Carolina Tar Heels
Sam Howell Stats 2021 | North Carolina
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Sam Howell Draft Profile
Sam Howell is a three-year starter with impressive confidence on and off the field. He has adequate arm strength and is able to go through multiple reads to find the open receiver. Howell’s confidence and positivity bleeds into his teammates, which will automatically make him a strong locker room presence for whatever team drafts him. Aside from his good pocket presence, Howell is able to do damage with his legs.
Despite starting for three years with UNC, Howell still struggles with touch and timing. His windup is slow and will result in plenty of sacks at the professional level. In college, he seemed to take way too many unnecessary sacks and in order to compete in the NFL, he’ll need to brush up on his decision-making and positioning on the field moving forward. He has good arm strength but his deep balls come out late and make his receivers really fight for the catch.
Sam Howell Highlights
Sam Howell Draft Projection
Sam Howell is currently projected to be drafted by the Detroit Lions at No. 66.
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