ESPN Fantasy Projection: Howell was selected by Washington in the fifth round of April's draft. Howell was a three-year starter at North Carolina who posted terrific early-career numbers before passing efficiency plummeted in 2021. Howell is aggressive - his 10.6 aDOT and 10.6 YPC topped this class last season - but that only partially explains his shaky 63% completion rate (second lowest) and 12.7% off-target rate (worst). He also takes too many sacks, though a silver lining this past season was a huge boost in rushing production, as he posted a 135-1104-11 line on the ground. Howell is easily the youngest passer in this class and will develop behind Carson Wentz, though history shows that Day 3 QBs are extreme longshots.