Junior college transfer who became a two-year starter and completed 61.1 percent of his passes in 2016, throwing for 3,328 yards and 26 touchdowns with 10 interceptions and adding 463 yards and 10 scores on the ground. Accumulated 3,145 passing yards and 26 touchdowns in 2015, throwing 14 interceptions and completing 54.8 percent of his passes while rushing for 502 yards and six touchdowns. Threw eight touchdowns and no interceptions in 110 pass attempts in 2014, making two starts. Transferred to Riverside City College after starting his college career at Stephen F. Austin.
Ultra-productive college signal caller with average physical skills for the next level. Patient in the pocket, effectively senses pressure and steps up to avoid defenders. Buys time for receivers, locates the open wideout and does not make mental errors on the field. Elusive with the ability to escape the rush, gets outside the pocket and keeps his eyes downfield working to make positive plays. Quick-footed carrying the ball. Displays speed on the short and intermediate passes. Effectively sets up screen throws.
Lacks the big-time arm, struggles with his downfield accuracy and consistently has receivers adjusting backwards or getting vertical to grab the ball. Does not release the ball with proper footwork on a consistent basis.
Howard was a productive quarterback in the West Virginia system but lacks the size and arm strength to be anything other than a clipboard holder at the next level.