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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

Patriots signed Wyoming TE Jacob Hollister.

Hollister (6’4/239) posted a career receiving line of 75-1,114-12 (14.9 YPR) in three years at Wyoming after transferring from Nevada, earning first-team All-Mountain West as a senior. Hollister was a vertical threat in the Cowboys’ offense, drawing almost 30% of his targets on passes thrown 20 or more yards in the air. Not invited to the Combine, Hollister posted strong marks in the forty (4.64), vertical (36 ½"), and broad (10’1") jump at Wyoming’s Pro Day. Hollister has almost no functionality as a blocker, but he offers mismatch potential in the passing game. The Patriots also signed Hollister's twin brother Cody, a wide receiver out of Arkansas.
May 2 - 3:22 PM

Bears signed Wyoming WR Tanner Gentry.

Gentry (6’1/208) broke out as a senior to lead the Mountain West in receiving yards with a combined 72-1,326-14 (18.4 YPR) stat line, earning second-team all-conference honors. Not invited to the Combine, Gentry showed springs with a 38-inch vertical at Wyoming’s Pro Day, also running 4.58 with a passable 10-foot-3 broad jump. Gentry topped 18 yards per reception in each of his final two years, and PFF College charted him with the most 20-plus-yard targets (49) in the entire nation in 2016. Gentry faces a steep learning curve coming from the Cowboys’ wide-open spread, but he’s a name to keep in mind.
May 2 - 2:01 PM

In his first 2018 mock draft, Sporting News' Eric Galko projected the Jaguars to select Wyoming redshirt junior QB Josh Allen with the No. 6 pick.

"The Jaguars didn’t pick up Blake Bortles’ fifth-year option, and their future quarterback isn’t on the roster. Allen is a wildly under-developed gunslinger, and whether or not he’ll develop in 2017 remains to be seen. But the upside is there," Galko writes. Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline passed along the belief near the end of March that had Allen declared for the 2017 NFL Draft -- as he had been kicking around -- he "would've competed to be the first signal-caller off the board." The 6-foot-5, 220-pounder threw for 3,193 yards while posting a 28/15 TD/INT ratio for the 2016 season. It will be interesting to see how Allen adjusts his game without NFL-bound RB Brian Hill and WR Tanner Gentry around to help out during the coming campaign.
Apr 30 - 2:56 PM

Redskins selected Wyoming C Chase Roullier with the No. 199 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

Roullier (6’4/312) made 40 starts for Wyoming, playing left guard his first three years before kicking to center as a senior and earning first-team All-Mountain West. He excelled as a pull blocker in Wyoming’s power scheme, demonstrating exceptional strength on college film. Short arms (32 ¼") limit Roullier to an interior-only prospect, however, and he tested as a 14th-percentile athlete before the draft. Roullier should still carve out an NFL career as a versatile guard-center reserve with low-end starter potential.
Apr 29 - 4:36 PM

Falcons selected Wyoming RB Brian Hill with the No. 156 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

Hill (6’1/219) turned pro after rewriting the Wyoming record books in only three seasons, setting all-time school marks in rushing yards (4,287) and TDs (35), and averaging 5.53 yards per carry. He earned first-team All-Mountain West in 2016 and didn’t commit a single fumble on 357 touches. An above-par, 52nd-percentile SPARQ athlete with 4.54 speed and an explosive 10-foot-5 broad jump, Hill’s main drawback is his shortage of receiving production after managing eight receptions in his final year. He also received poor pass-protection grades from PFF College. Still, Hill’s combination of size, athleticism, and college dominance make him a compelling sleeper. In Atlanta, Hill immediately slots in as the Falcons' No. 3 back behind Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman.
Apr 29 - 2:38 PM

Per Pro Football Focus, Wyoming WR Tanner Gentry's 22 receptions on passes of 20 or more yards in 2016 was tops among all receivers in this draft pool.

Western Kentucky WR Taywan Taylor ranked second, with 20 deep catches of his own. This past season, the 6-foot-1, 208-pound Gentry caught 72 passes for 1,326 yards and 14 touchdowns. His has been a relatively quiet draft process. Outside of a report from Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline that the Patriots and Ravens both met with Gentry around his pro day, we have heard little buzz regarding possible interested teams or a possible draft slot. Pauline tags Gentry with a seventh-round grade.
Apr 24 - 5:08 PM

Wyoming TE Jacob Hollister visited the Houston Texans earlier this week.

In a deep tight end class, Hollister is not guaranteed to be drafted later this month. However, there are those that are extremely high on the 6-foot-4, 239-pounder's professional potential. Pro Football Focus, for one, believes that he could be "one of this year's steals of the draft" due to his ability to "[terrorize] defenses at the short-to-intermediate levels." Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline believes that even if he goes undrafted, Hollister should be able to make an NFL roster as a free agent.
Apr 14 - 5:15 PM

Wyoming RB Brian Hill visited the Viking and Chiefs, according to Aaron Wilson.

Hill went through a private workout with the Falcons. Hill left Wyoming early and likely winds up on the third day. He seeks out contact, wanting to finish each run with a physical note. Hill tested in the 49th percentile at the NFL Combine.
Apr 14 - 9:32 AM


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