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The Casper Star-Tribune's Brandon Foster writes that Wyoming redshirt sophomore WR Austin Conway "found a niche role as a running threat but will need to improve his traditional wide receiver skills."

Conway (5'10/172) rushed for 117 yards (6.5 YPC) and a touchdown last season and was used as a primary kick returner, spinning 31 returns into 203 yards and a score. As Foster alludes to, though, Conway was essentially a non-factor in the actual receiving game, finishing the campaign with 11 catches for 103 yards. He initially joined the Cowboys on a basketball scholarship before flipping over to the football team prior to the 2016 season. If he can show an improved mettle at receiver.
Jul 11 - 7:28 PM

Wyoming redshirt junior QB Josh Allen leads all returning FBS passers in air yards percentage.

A whopping 72% of Allen's passing yards in 2016 were in the air rather than created by the receiver after the catch. On the surface this means Allen had very little help in creating production compared to his peers, but yards after the catch can also hinge on the quarterback's accuracy and timing. Allen will draw a large audience each and every week.
Jul 7 - 10:17 AM

Wyoming RB coach Mike Bath said that during the spring redshirt sophomore RB Milo Hall had "his 14 most consistent, best football days that he’s had here."

"There’d be a time over the last two years where he’d flash something, a play here or play there. He hasn’t been this consistent. And that’s been fun," Bath said. Hall's strong spring propelled him to No. 1 on the Cowboys' depth chart heading into the summer. Assuming he holds onto that starting gig through August camp -- Kellen Overstreet and Nico Evans will also be battling for carries -- the former three-star recruit will have the first crack at replacing Brian Hill. Rotoworld's Thor Nystrom ranks Hall as the No. 60 running back for CFB fantasy play during the coming season.
Jul 6 - 7:55 PM

An AFC director of college scouting said Wyoming redshirt junior QB Josh Allen is more of a thrower than a passer right now.

"I love the size and raw arm talent," the evaluator said. "He's willing to make tough throws, but is more of a thrower than a passer right now. I did have some concerns with simple throws at times. But that sometimes is a product of youth, and he was only a [redshirt] sophomore [in 2016]." Walter Football's Charlie Campbell passes along that he's been hearing Allen's skill set likened to Ben Roethlisberger's by NFL folks. For all the hype Allen has drawn, he remains extremely raw. He has accuracy and footwork issues and got himself into trouble last year by taking excessive risks, leading to an inflated interception total.
Jun 22 - 4:00 PM

An AFC exec said Wyoming redshirt junior QB Josh Allen has the best tools of any quarterback in the 2018 class.

"He has the best traits of the three—size, athletics, arm strength," the exec said, referencing USC’s Sam Darnold and UCLA’s Josh Rosen in addition to Allen. "He’s just raw. Picture a better version of Patrick Mahomes." An AFC college scouting director also interviewed for the story agreed that Allen probably has the highest ceiling in the '18 class.
Source: MMQB
Jun 22 - 1:54 PM

NFL.com analyst and former NFL scout Daniel Jeremiah says Wyoming redshirt junior QB Josh Allen "has Joe Flacco's frame/arm strength and he's more athletic than Carson Wentz."

Allen, of course, plays in the same college system that Wentz did under Wyoming's coaching staff (formerly at North Dakota State). "College football is loaded with talented signal-callers, but Allen has the highest ceiling of the entire group," Jeremiah wrote. The 6-foot-5, 235-pound Allen went 209-of-373 (56 percent) for 3,203 yards and a 28/15 TD/INT rate last year while rushing for 523 yards (3.7 average) and seven more scores. "He's way ahead of Chiefs first-round pick Patrick Mahomes from a development standpoint and I think he has a much higher upside," Jeremiah wrote. "I think he's a more athletic version of Flacco. ... If he can develop his touch and play more efficiently, he will establish himself as the top quarterback in college football."
Source: NFL.com
Jun 14 - 1:39 PM

Wyoming redshirt sophomore CB Davion Freeman is no longer with the program due to unspecified academic issues.

Freeman played in all 14 games last season, failing to record a tackle, after redshirting in 2015. The Cowboys had penciled him in as a starting kick returner and a backup punt returner coming out of the spring.
Jun 8 - 2:16 PM

Wyoming junior WR James Price said that he has cut some "unnecessary fat" during the offseason.

"We wanted to maintain my weight but keep my muscle mass and lose some unnecessary fat. I think that’s definitely helped me speed-wise be a better receiver," Price said. He was listed on the Cowboys team page at 6-foot-2, 208 pounds last season. During the 2016 campaign, he caught six passes for 75 yards in five games. The Casper Star-Tribune's Brandon Foster notes that Price "had some[thing] of a breakout spring." He, C.J. Johnson and Austin Conway will be tasked with replacing the production of Tanner Gentry (72-1326-14) and Jake Maulhardt (39-614-4) during the coming season. Gentry and Maulhardt combined for almost 80% of the team's receiving yardage and in excess of 85% of their receiving touchdowns in 2016.
Jun 1 - 4:41 PM

Wyoming redshirt junior QB Josh Allen has "ridiculous arm strength" and plays with a "ultra-aggressive" style and a "gunslinger mentality," writes ESPN's Matt Bowen.

Allen also can create both inside and outside of the pocket in Wyoming's pro-style offense. "Allen can get downhill on QB counter and power schemes, plus he becomes a threat to opposing defenses when he pulls the ball down to scramble," Bowen wrote. The analyst echoes the consensus belief that Allen is "still very raw" but boasts more "upside than any QB in this class." Earlier this week, NFL.com analyst Daniel Jeremiah stated a belief that Allen is a better NFL prospect than Patrick Mahomes.
Source: ESPN
May 24 - 2:25 PM

NFL.com analyst Daniel Jeremiah believes Wyoming redshirt junior QB Josh Allen is a better NFL prospect than Patrick Mahomes.

"Just based off what I saw last year, I think Allen is more talented than Mahomes. ... I think he's got better feet, quicker feet, he's more natural," Jeremiah said. "He's under center, so ... he's ahead of Mahomes, but they have the same strengths and the same weaknesses." Fellow analyst Bucky Brooks agrees that Allen won't need as much developmental time as Mahomes. Jeremiah likened Allen to a "more athletic" Joe Flacco. "The ball just jumps out of his hand. He does see some ghosts in the pocket; he'll bail out of clean pockets, but he'll make some incredible 'wow' throws on the move much like we saw last year from Mahomes. He's a rare arm talent," Jeremiah said. Rotoworld's Thor Nystrom likened Allen's game to Mahomes' in his 2018 mock draft, writing that Allen "isn’t quite the gun-slinging risk-taker that Pat Mahomes is, but Allen wouldn’t be out of place playing craps at Mahomes’ table in Las Vegas."
Source: NFL.com
May 23 - 1:54 PM

NFL.com analyst and former NFL scout Bucky Brooks writes that Wyoming redshirt junior QB Josh Allen "struggles with his accuracy and ball placement at times" and "isn't the connect-the-dots passer that some teams prefer at the position."

While Brooks lauds Allen's "A-plus arm talent, gunslinger mentality and experience directing a pro-style offense," he says the prospect's 56-percent completion rate must be improved upon and his 15 interceptions must be cut down on. "As a fastball pitcher with unlimited range and outstanding velocity, he can make tight-window throws without flinching," Brooks wrote. "While that is certainly a positive aspect of his game, particularly in dire situations, Allen's tendency to 'throw it up' without regard is also a huge concern." Allen enters the season as a consensus top-10 overall prospect; Rotoworld's Thor Nystrom projected Allen as the No. 6 pick in a 2018 mock draft and wrote that Allen "isn’t quite the gun-slinging risk-taker that Pat Mahomes is, but Allen wouldn’t be out of place playing craps at Mahomes’ table in Las Vegas."
Source: NFL.com
May 17 - 5:27 PM

Wyoming QB Josh Allen is working out with George Whitfield and Johnny Manziel during the offseason.

Whitfield certainly hypes up any quarterback he works with, and quotes are already coming out about Allen's "mythical" talent. "Johnny has been very informative for me," Josh Allen said of working with Manziel, who is trying to get back into the league. "Not just on the field but off the field, staying out of the spotlight, doing the right things." Allen is certainly generating a ton of buzz, but we've seen this story before.
Source: CBS Sports
May 15 - 10:11 AM

Wyoming redshirt junior QB Josh Allen has thrown the ball 85 yards and run the 40-yard dash in 4.61 seconds.

Allen planned to declare for the NFL Draft after last season before a change of heart. The B/R profile also notes that the 6-foot-5, 235-pound Allen may grow to be 6-foot-6 by the fall. Wyoming's coaching staff molded Carson Wentz at North Dakota State. "You got a dude who’s 6’5", 235 pounds and can also run a 4.6 rolling down on ya? His arm strength is on par with Peyton Manning," said HC Craig Bohl. Allen is working with QB coach George Whitfield. "His talent is mythical," says Whitfield. "He’s Cam’s frame, but he can stop, start and has the antenna of a Manziel. It’s not a referendum on talent. It’s flight hours. He’s a young, talented pilot. He just needs more hours in the plane." About Allen's draft decision, Whitfield added: "Every quarterback in this draft should exhale. I think he would have been the first quarterback taken. ... I don’t think any one of those guys comes in with the skill set or nuclear element that he comes in with."
May 12 - 2:03 PM

Wyoming coach Craig Bohl said of redshirt junior QB Josh Allen: "He's a Brett Favre-type guy."

Like Favre, the 6-foot-5, 235-pound Allen has a rocket arm and a gambler's heart. To that point, Allen has been working out with another risk-happy QB, former first-round pick Johnny Manziel, as well as QB tutor George Whitfield. Allen, 20, threw for 3,193 yards and a 28/15 TD/INT ratio last season. His ascension up draft boards has been compared to Carson Wentz's; Bohl and Wyoming OC Brent Vigen developed Wentz at North Dakota State. "The last guy we had like him was Carson," Bohl said. In a recent 2018 mock draft, Rotoworld's Thor Nystrom projected the Saints to take Allen with the No. 6 pick, writing that Allen "isn’t quite the gun-slinging risk-taker that Pat Mahomes is, but Allen wouldn’t be out of place playing craps at Mahomes’ table in Las Vegas."
Source: CBS Sports
May 11 - 12:50 PM

An AFC decision-maker whose team is not in need of a quarterback told CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora that Wyoming redshirt junior QB Josh Allen "[a]bsolutely could be the first pick (in 2018)."

"Now that's a purrty prospect right there. We love him," another evaluator (this one from a team with a veteran quarterback) told La Canfora. A personnel director backed these sentiments, saying, "He's got pretty much everything you could look for in a quarterback" and calling the 6-foot-5, 220-pounder "every bit the prospect [Carson] Wentz was and probably better." Allen threw for 3,193 yards while working to a 28/15 TD/INT ratio this past season. In a 2018 mock draft posted earlier this week, Rotoworld's Thor Nystrom projected the Saints to select the Wyoming gunslinger with the No. 6 overall pick, writing that Allen "isn’t quite the gun-slinging risk-taker that Pat Mahomes is, but Allen wouldn’t be out of place playing craps at Mahomes’ table in Las Vegas."
Source: CBS Sports
May 5 - 6:31 PM


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