Howell was among the players expected to be in the running for the Heisman Trophy and the No. 1 overall pick but his season didn’t turn out as planned. The North Carolina passer managed to impress statistically with 35 total touchdowns and more than 3,800 total yards but the Tar Heels only managed to go 6-6 in a down year for the ACC. If Howell had led the team to more wins with his exploits, there would be more buzz surrounding his draft stock.
At the moment, it seems Howell will be slated behind Kenny Pickett and Malik Willis in the quarterback rankings. Matt Corral will also be in the mix but he’s got a similar profile to Howell.