Coming in at 6’4 205, smooth-throwing Will Howard will be slinging it for the Wildcats come fall 2020. He tore it up in during his junior year at Downingtown West High, leading his team to a 11-2 record and a class 6A playoff berth.
In the college-style spread offense he ran (to perfection) in H.S., Howard looked as if he’d been checking down to his 2nd option for years. The reads the offense required him to make were diverse in nature, showing me his capacity for dynamic offensive systems.
Let’s take an in depth look at why he could be the seeing the field at K-State very soon.
Arm Strength - He's rockin' a big time arm, with a great sense of touch. He’s got those over the shoulder throws to his outside receivers down. Still has 15-25 yard accuracy when throwing off his back foot.
Mechanics - Checks all my boxes in terms of ball security and his delivery looks really solid too. His arm slot is nice and high, which only highlights his height. Solid footwork in the gun, and under center.
Mobility - Athletic enough deliver an accurate ball on the run. Also gets out nice and wide on bootlegs, giving himself enough time to find his 2nd option if the primary is covered.
Also isn’t afraid to get some yards on the ground. Doesn’t take much punishment; Doesn’t put himself in those positions with bad reads. Smart football player.
Kansas State is now ranked in the middle of the pack in the Big-12, with many analysts placing them behind sneaky Les Miles and his new-look wildcats.