Howell isn’t top QB in Kiper’s draft projection

By R.L. Bynum Mel Kiper Jr. released his updated Big Board projection of top 25 2022 NFL draft prospects this week, and he projects Carolina’s Sam Howell to go No. 7 overall and Oklahoma quarterback Spencer Rattler to be picked No. 2. Kiper has Oregon defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux as the No. 1 overall pick. …

Howell didn’t want a Heisman publicity campaign; he just wants to win

By R.L. Bynum CHARLOTTE — Sam Howell has rare qualities beyond the talent that make him a lock to be a first-round pick in the NFL draft next year. Most other players entering a season with such lofty expectations would revel in the attention, crave more of it and gladly embrace the Heisman Trophy hype. …