Will Howard
Will Howard  QB  Kansas State | NFL Draft 2025 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Will Howard
Height
6-4
Weight
235
College
Kansas State
Position
QB
Class
Sophomore
Home town
Downingtown
80.0/100
Player Rating
15
PositionRank (QB)
4.85
FortyYD Time
QB Rating
94.8
YDS
2643
Comp %
61.3
TDS
24
INTs
10
Rush AVG
4.3

Will Howard QB Kansas State | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Will Howard QB Kansas State
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

PLAY STYLE: Mobile Pocket Passer
Last Updated: 12/10/2023
Draft Year: 2025
40 time: 4.85 seconds (45%*)
Measurables:
Height: 6-4 (73%*) Weight: 235 (88%*)
Forty: 4.85 (O) (45%*)
0% 100%
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
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PLAY STYLE: Mobile Pocket Passer
Last Updated: 12/10/2023
Draft Year: 2025
40 time: 4.85 seconds (45%*)
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 6-4 (73%*) Weight: 235 (88%*)
Forty: 4.85 (O) (45%*)
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other
(HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
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Overall Rating: 80.0 / 100
Average rating of opposition Defense player has faced
Defense Rating:
76%
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Release Speed:
86%
Short Passing:
73%
Medium Passing:
79%
Long Passing:
82%
Rush/Scramble:
80%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 3rd
Overall Rank: #82 Position rank: #15
College Games: 32 College Snaps: 1790
Grade: 3 ESPN  Stars 3 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 76/100
College Combine Results
Grade: 247 Sports 3  Stars 247 Sports 88 Stars 247 RATING: 88/100
Grade: 3 Stars 3 Stars RIVALS RATING: 5.5 (90%)
Draft Profile: Bio
Will Howard from Downingtown West High School was rated a 3-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 3-star grade by 247 Sports. After high school, Howard opted to join Kansas State.

In 2020 as a freshman Howard saw action in 9 games for the Wildcats as he threw for 1178 yards on 170 attempts with a completion percent of 52.9 for an average of 6.9 yards per pass, with 8 TDs, while taking 7 sacks, and QB rating of 66.3. He added 73 runs for a total of 410 yards at an average of 5.6 per run.

In 2021 as a sophomore he played in 5 games as he passed for just 332 yards on 55 attempts with a completion percent of 54.5 for an average of 6.0 yards per pass, with just one TD, while also taking 2 sacks, and putting up QB rating of 71.2. He made 31 runs for a total of 205 yards at an average of 6.6 per rush.

As a junior in 2022 Howard played a total of 6 games. He passed for 1423 yards on 164 attempts and put up a completion percentage of 61.6 for an average of 8.7 yards per attempt, with 15 TDs, and allowing 6 sacks, with an excellent QB rating on the year of 115.0.

In 2023 as a senior Howard saw action in 12 games as he threw for 2630 yards on 358 attempts with a completion percent of 60.9 for an average of 7.3 yards per pass, with 23 TDs, while taking 14 sacks, and totaling a QB rating of 93.2. He added 73 runs for a total of 427 yards at an average of 5.8 per run.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Sees the field very well when the play breaks down and occasionally changes plays at the line.
  • Howard has a quick release and shows good accuracy on shorter throws when on the move to either side.
  • Sticks throws into tight windows over the middle, throwing to spot on slant or between zone defenders before the receiver is open.
  • Flashes good accuracy to all levels of the field and has the arm strength to make every requisite NFL throw.
  • Howard is a big pocket passer with some pure arm talent.
  • Sprays the ball anywhere on the field, especially when given a pocket from which to deliver. Will step up into pocket while looking downfield, reset his feet and deliver.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • He’s more comfortable throwing deep outside the numbers than working the middle of the field.
  • Howard has to clean up his throwing motion when he’s on the move. Howard was often too quick to pull the ball down and take off, and Howard seemed to have trouble sifting through moving parts in the middle of the field.
  • His mechanics are hit-or-miss as he struggles to remain consistent. His stride is inconsistent, leading to sporadic accuracy.

How other scouting services rate Will Howard (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
83.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
14.0
*Percentile Ranking in Player's Position Group (NFL Combine Historical Data): This percentile reflects how a player's specific statistics rank in comparison to historical performances at the NFL Combine, specifically within their position group. A higher percentile indicates a better performance. For instance, being in the 90th percentile for a particular stat means the player outperformed 90% of their peers in that category.

*Similarity Percentage: This percentage is calculated based on a comprehensive analysis of various factors, including height, weight, 40-yard dash times, on-field performance statistics, and overall player rating. The analysis is conducted against our database of draft prospects from 2021 to 2023. This similarity score helps in evaluating how closely a current prospect aligns with past prospects. It is important to note, however, that this score reflects similarities based on college production and attributes, and does not account for eventual success or performance in the NFL.