2022 Season Countdown: #122 Noah Howes

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18Apr 2022
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2022 Season Countdown: #122 Noah Howes

Noah Howes (image via MGoBlue)

Name: Noah Howes
Height:
6’5″
Weight:
234 lbs.
High school:
Rochester (MI) Rochester
Position:
Tight end
Class:
Redshirt freshman
Jersey number:
#45
Last year:
I ranked Howes #131 and said he would redshirt (LINK). He redshirted.
TTB Rating:
N/A

Howes was listed at 6’4″ and 250 lbs. when he entered Michigan a year ago, which is borderline freshman offensive lineman size – especially if you’re headed to a military academy to play football, which was an option. Now an inch taller and down 16 pounds – at least according to published measurements – he looks more like a viable tight end.

I like Howes and think he might have a future as a blocking tight end down the road, but Michigan’s tight end room is pretty solid with a full complement of scholarship tight ends and even a playable walk-on in Carter Selzer. If Howes continues to add size and strength, he may become the Carter Selzer of the future. For now he’s probably just a scout team guy.

Prediction: Backup tight end

20Apr 2021
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2021 Season Countdown: #131 Noah Howes

Noah Howes (image via Twitter)

Name: Noah Howes
Height: 6’4″
Weight: 250 lbs.
High school: Rochester (MI) Rochester Hills
Position: Offensive tackle
Class: Freshman
Jersey number: N/A
Last year: Howes was a senior in high school.
TTB Rating: N/A

Howes recently committed to Michigan as a walk-on, spurring a scholarship offer from Navy. At 6’4″ and 250 lbs., it’s easy to see why the Midshipmen offered. They like athletic linemen who might not have the mammoth size that other schools prefer. The nice thing about a place like Michigan is that he would not be expected to contribute early, so he can join the program, add some weight, get in the weight room, and potentially be a contributor down the road.

I really appreciate how Howes plays, the way he finishes blocks and then hustles back to the huddle. That kind of effort, hustle, and enthusiasm can carry over to teammates, and if he works that way in the weight room, Michigan might have found a diamond in the rough.

Prediction: Redshirt