Correct... fringe NFL talent at WR is still pretty damn good in college. Especially when they are seniors and multi-year starters. Replacing those with freshman and sophomores starting their first ever college games... well, you get it.Looks like he had Dyami Brown and Dazz Newsome as his primary receivers in 2019/2020 in addition to Carter/Javonte. IDK Dyami looks like he'll be playing in 3WR sets in Washington but not exactly earth-shattering talent here he had at WR before 2022. That season was all about Josh Downs getting 101 of Howell's 217 completions.
Not trying to make excuses for Howell... but he lost just about every guy he could count on. Not to mention he was running for his life behind a shaky offensive line that year. As our NC State fan friend gleefully points out, it made for a tough season for the Heels. That said, Howell wasn't to blame.