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Washington Drafts UNC QB Sam Howell: NFL World Reacts

UNC quarterback Sam Howell throws a pass.

PITTSBURGH, PA - NOVEMBER 14: Sam Howell #7 of the North Carolina Tar Heels throws a pass during the second quarter against the Pittsburgh Panthers at Heinz Field on November 14, 2019 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)

From Chapel Hill to Capitol Hill, UNC quarterback Sam Howell is headed to the Washington Commanders.

With the first pick of the fifth round, Washington selected the UNC record-holder. Despite being one of the bigger names of this year's QB crop, Howell fell to Day 3 of the NFL Draft.

Fans around the league reacted to the Washington draftee on social media.

"LETS GO!!!" commented one fan. "Get right #7."

"Washington got their starting QB," replied another.

"Sam Howell and Dyami Brown, together again," noted a sports writer.

"Finally bro i was getting scared for him."

"Can’t wait to see Sam Howell in the Burgundy & Gold!!" tweeted a Heels play-by-play announcer.

"Why am I not surprised," laughed another user.

"#GoHeels!" said a UNC fan page.

"Finally!" replied WBTV's Alex Giles. "Go prove the doubters wrong, Sam!"

"Damn already drafting Carson’s replacement," laughed another.

"From Sun Valley High School in Monroe to UNC to DC!!! I knew Ron and Marty Hurney were going after Sam Howell! I know Dyami Brown is happy too," tweeted a Washington fan page.

"Reasonable excitement in the apartment today," commented Jacob Notermann.

"Let’s go brother! Going to do big things, God’s plan," tweeted a UNC QB.

Can Sam Howell be the one to lead Washington's new-look franchise?