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Josh Allen | Quarterback

Team: Wyoming Cowboys
Ht / Wt:  6'5'' / 220

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Wyoming redshirt junior QB Josh Allen was the first player announced for Wyoming's senior day introductions.
Allen is a junior. He's also not playing today against Fresno State, but dressed in pads to come out for the introduction. It's the strongest indication yet that he'll declare for the NFL Draft after this season. He's a projected first-round pick. Nov 18 - 2:21 PM

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Wyoming redshirt junior QB Josh Allen (shoulder) is not warming up with the team in advance of Saturday's game against Fresno State.

The last update we received on Allen regarded a missed Tuesday practice while he received "specialized treatment" on his throwing shoulder. Since he hasn't been seen in warmups, it's almost assured that Allen won't be active today. Expect Nick Smith to draw the start.
Nov 18 - 1:14 PM

Bleacher Report's NFL lead draft writer Matt Miller believes that the best fit for Wyoming junior QB Josh Allen would be the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Now this would be interesting. Allen (6'5/235) has long been talked about as a prospect that needs to sit, and assuming Ben Roethlisberger plays one more season for the Steelers, he could do just that. "There are numerous questions about taking a quarterback who is a project, but I see Allen in the same light as I did Patrick Mahomes last year," Miller writes. The big question will be if Pittsburgh will have a high enough pick to take Allen, and it may require a trade up to do so, similar to what the Chiefs did to get Mahomes.
Nov 17 - 9:01 PM

SI's Albert Breer spoke with one NFL scout who described Wyoming redshirt junior QB Josh Allen by saying "he’s tall, athletic and has a huge arm, and everyone makes excuses for him."

The skill position players surround Allen last year made it to the NFL, including a receiver, tight end and running back. Both his head coach Craig Bohl and the anonymous scout brought this up, yet Allen completed 56-percent of his passes last season. In fact, his completion percentage has not changed this year. "Here’s what you get—coaches say, ‘I can fix that guy," the scout said of position coaches who like Allen. They bank on their ability, but accuracy has been a difficult trait to improve.
Nov 15 - 10:58 AM

Wyoming redshirt junior QB Josh Allen was held out of practice again on Tuesday while receiving "specialized treatment" for his throwing shoulder injury.

Allen's injury is of the "soft tissue" variety and was considered day-to-day. Throwing shoulder injuries are always bad news, but head coach Craig Bohl remains optimistic that Allen will play against Fresno State.
Nov 15 - 9:36 AM

Wyoming HC Craig Bohl believes that junior QB Josh Allen (shoulder) will be able to play on Saturday against Fresno State.

Allen (6'5/235) fell hard on his shoulder in the Cowboys win over Air Force and was forced to leave the game. Earlier today it was reported that the injury involved "soft tissue," but Bohl seems confident that the junior gunslinger will be able to go. If he can't, Nick Smith will get the start against the Bulldogs.
Nov 13 - 6:16 PM

Wyoming HC Craig Bohl says redshirt junior QB Josh Allen (shoulder) is suffering from a "soft tissue" injury and is day-to-day.

Allen injured his right (throwing) shoulder in Saturday's 28-14 win over Air Force. Bohl told reporters that it's too early to say whether Allen will start this weekend's game against Fresno State. A potential top-10 NFL prospect, Allen has thrown for 1,658 yards with a 13/6 TD/INT ratio while rushing for 207 yards and five touchdowns. Allen remains extremely raw, but he's drawn comparisons to Cam Newton.
Source: ESPN
Nov 13 - 4:11 PM

Wyoming junior QB Josh Allen completed 8-of-11 passes for 70 yards with a touchdown before leaving their 28-14 victory over Air Force on Saturday with an undisclosed injury.

Allen also added a rushing touchdown. Allen was playing relatively well in this one before leaving to the locker room with the aforementioned injury, and returned to the sidelines, but not in uniform. Nick Smith took over as the Cowboys quarterback. We'll have more information on the severity of the injury when Wyoming updates his status after the game.
Nov 12 - 1:45 AM

An NFL area scout told Yahoo Sports' Pete Thamel that he "wouldn't be shocked" if Wyoming junior QB Josh Allen was the first quarterback selected in the spring draft.

"At the end of the season, (Sam) Darnold and (Josh) Rosen will have a chance to do it on a big stage. But if Allen was No. 1 [in April], I wouldn’t be shocked. They all have things they need to work on," the scout said. Allen's draft stock and potential slot will be an infinitely intriguing storyline to watch this winter into the spring. The 6-foot-5, 220-pounder has lost none of the physical attributes and tools which led to huge draft buzz over the offseason, but has largely struggled with the Cowboys this season. Allen has thrown for just 1,588 yards (55.4% completions) with a meager 12/6 TD/INT ratio. He's topped 235 yards passing in just one game this season. Five times in nine contests, he's been held under 200 yards through the air. Expect his draft evaluation to be an adventurous one.
Nov 9 - 5:49 PM

Wyoming junior QB Josh Allen completed 10-of-20 passes for 138 yards and ran for 60 yards in a 16-13 victory over Colorado State.

One thing to keep in mind when you look at this stat line is that both teams were essentially playing in a blizzard. Still, another game where Allen struggles with accuracy, but does show impressive burst on the ground. He was also much more accurate in the second half, so all and all, this was probably more of a positive for his scouting tape than a negative. Wyoming gets Air Force next week.
Nov 4 - 10:17 PM

Wyoming junior QB Josh Allen threw for four touchdowns and 234 yards on 16-of-28 passing in a 42-3 destruction of New Mexico on Saturday.

The completion percentage still leaves something to be desired for Allen, but that's nitpicking. If the Lobos were even remotely competitive offensively, this could have been a monster game for the 6-foot-5, 233-pound quarterback. Still, he was able to do big damage in the first half, showing the arm strength and zip that had scouts salivating coming into the year. Allen will look to make it two big games in a row next week against Colorado State.
Oct 28 - 10:50 PM

An NFL GM says Wyoming redshirt junior QB Josh Allen could fall out of Round 1.

"It hasn't been an easy start," the GM told Sporting News. "The Combine and his Pro Day are going to be key. He might be falling out of the first round. I just don't know. He'll need to impress in his workouts. There are some good pieces there." Allen (6'5/233) has struggled with accuracy and decision-making this season, and Wyoming is a bottom-10 FBS team in passing offense, according to S&P+. Of course, you can't teach size, athleticism and arm strength, and he has all three in spades. Allen has thrown for 1,216 yards with an 8/6 TD/INT rate this year.
Oct 25 - 4:59 PM

Wyoming redshirt junior QB Josh Allen completed just 12-of-27 passes for 131 yards with a touchdown and two picks in a 24-14 loss to Boise State on Saturday.

Allen (6'5/233) was able to run for 61 yards with a one-yard touchdown as well. It's the third time this year the junior quarterback has failed to complete at least 50 percent of his passes. Yes, he's playing with a short deck compared to the other first-round candidates at the position, but there's no denying that Allen needs to be better with his accuracy, timing and decision-making. He gets a date with New Mexico next week.
Oct 22 - 1:34 AM

Wyoming redshirt junior QB Josh Allen completed 18-of-26 passes for 208 yards, a touchdown and an interception in Saturday's 28-23 win over Utah State.

Allen also rushed for 36 yards and a score in the victory. His lone touchdown pass of the game was a big one, as he hit C.J. Johnson for a 25-yard score with just under four minutes remaining to give Wyoming a 26-23 lead. The Cowboys would secure a safety before the end of the contest to provide the final margin of victory. While Allen has been held to fewer than 220 yards passing in five of six games this season, scouts remain keen on his immense athletic upside for the next level. Allen can only do so much with limited talent around him.
Oct 14 - 9:28 PM

The MMQB's Albert Breer polled a handful of NFL scouts for their current top 10 prospects for the 2018 NFL Draft, and Wyoming QB Josh Allen emerged at No. 9.

"It's funny because they have questions about how he's playing now -- but then say how bad the team around him is, and that he has to be in the Top 10," Breer responded in a tweet. We aren't sure what else Allen has to show during his likely final season to drop out of the consensus top 10. He's completed 55 percent of his passes with just six touchdowns and three interceptions in five games, with a yards per attempt average of 6.3.
Oct 11 - 8:14 AM