No. 5: Sam Howell
Sam Howell played subpar against Florida State over the weekend. Howell went 17-of-32 passing while throwing for 203 yards and two touchdowns and one interception. Howell also rushed 11 times for 108 yards averaging 9.8 yards per carry.
Howell continues to stack solid performances together making his case to be taken high in the 2022 NFL Draft. While Howell isn’t as mobile as some other quarterbacks coming out this year he has a “sneaky fast” feel to him where he can hurt you with his legs given the opportunity.
There is no beating around the bush when it comes to the fact that Howell looked like he regressed this week. His feet weren’t steady. his accuracy was terrible and Howell under-threw multiple wide-open receivers going down the sideline. This performance was almost as bad as the Virginia Tech game earlier in the season.
This performance was shaky and is something to try to avoid building on. If Howell continues to stack performances like this together he may just end up off the list like Oklahoma quarterback Spencer Rattler when the season is over. His arm strength is obvious but tends to be a crutch at times. Howell needs to see more in his overall game going forward.
Pro Comparison: Baker Mayfield is the comparison that makes the most sense. The style of play is almost identical as are the players in stature