Draft day finally came and Washington picked it up. Sam Howell was supposed to go in at least the second round. The NFL didn’t like the QB class of the year. Sam Howell is now the first QB character coined by Washington leaders under their new name. Washington has replaced QB Carson Wentz and plans to build around it. They did a lot of work on this QB class before the trade, and after I turned to finding a QB to develop.
Washington still has another year’s contract with Taylor Hynek, but now they have someone who can compete for the primary backup role this year and beyond. And if Wentz fails after one year, they can go ahead and evaluate their QB situation with Howell and Heinicke as options.
Among the best quarterbacks in the 2022 NFL Draft, Sam Howell was by far the most disappointing. On the one hand, you see arm strength, improvisational ability, and how he made some lasers throw into the field. Whereas on the other hand, you see a player tainted by contradictions. During this season, I saw a roller coaster from the quarterback. A player who hit some ridiculous throws, but also missed a few passes. Among the best quarterbacks this class, it wouldn’t shock me at all if Hoyle ended up being the best. It also wouldn’t shock me if Howell ended up being the worst. In this step-by-step video, I take a look at Sam Howell’s strengths and weaknesses as he enters the 2022 NFL Draft. I’m currently holding it as a mid-stage class.
The Washington Project selects:
Round 1 (No. 16): Jahan Dotson, WR, Pennsylvania
Round Two (No. 47): Vidarian Mattis, Del, Alabama
Round Three (No. 98): Brian Robinson Jr., right back, Alabama
Fourth round (No. 113): Percy Butler, S., Louisiana
Fifth round (No. 144): Sam Howell, QB, North Carolina
Fifth round (No. 149):
Seventh Floor (No. 230):
Seventh round (No. 240):