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NFL Media draft analyst Mike Mayock ranks Josh Allen second on his list of the top five quarterbacks eligible for the 2018 NFL Draft.

Allen ranks behind USC signal-caller Sam Darnold, and comes in ahead of UCLA's Josh Rosen, Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield, and Louisville's Lamar Jackson ties for fifth with Oklahoma State's Mason Rudolph. The 6-foot-4, 237-pound signal-caller made a (mostly) positive impact during the Senior Bowl, and he joins other major draft pundits who ranks at or near the top of the quarterback rankings. How Allen performs at the Senior Bowl/pro day will go a long way towards cementing his draft status.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 16 - 5:54 PM

In his latest mock draft, NFLDraftScout.com's Rob Rang projected the Denver Broncos to select Wyoming QB Josh Allen with the No. 5 pick.

"Having scouted him in person at the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl and working with him at the Senior Bowl," Rang writes, "no general manager in the NFL likely knows Allen better than (John Elway) -- one of the few in league history to rival this kid’s prototypical combination of size, arm strength and athleticism." While we understand where Rang's coming from (to whit, in his most recent mock, Rotoworld's Josh Norris likewise pegged Allen to the Broncos), there are some logical hoops to jump through here, most notably that Denver's clearest path to a legitimate Super Bowl run in what's currently a weak AFC would be to draft the most NFL-ready quarterback available on the board -- and Josh Allen is not ready -- or to take a shot in free agency.
Feb 15 - 1:10 PM

SB Nation's Dan Kadar projects the Bills to take Wyoming QB Josh Allen with the 22nd pick in his updated mock draft.

The Bills have two first-round picks because of the Patrick Mahomes deal with the Chiefs last year, so it's a little easier for them to take a "risk" like this near the bottom of the first. While Allen is considered a project, the fact that he has quality arm strength that can cut through the Buffalo wind is at least one concern that would be alleviated if they went this route. "Allen has plenty of warts as a quarterback prospect," Kazar writes, "but he has the size and athleticism combination teams fall in love with during the offseason process."
Source: SB Nation
Feb 12 - 4:13 PM

Walter Football's Walter Cherepinsky projects that Wyoming QB Josh Allen will end up on the Jets.

In a projection of the top NFL Draft prospects as well as the free agents at the quarterback position, Cherpinsky sees Allen becoming the quarterback of the future in New York. "It seems as though the big-armed Josh Allen is the sort of quarterback general manager Mike Maccagnan wants," he writes. "I have to believe that No. 6 overall is Allen's floor, and the Jets may even trade up for him (perhaps with the Colts.) Allen has his flaws, mostly concerning his accuracy, but he has a ton of potential."
Feb 9 - 8:49 PM

Former NFL personnel executive Greg Gabriel doubts the Browns use the No. 1 overall pick on a QB.

"He’ll take the best football player on Browns board then come back and take a QB at 4 ( if he doesn’t sign one in FA). That’s smart drafting," Gabriel tweeted. It is absolutely a possibility, but we find it very unlikely. From his first day in office, Dorsey said the top priority is to acquire a quarterback. If that does not happen in free agency, it will be with the first pick. Why risk another team liking the same quarterback you do and jumping your team's spot in the line to draft that passer? Teams do not go into the draft loving every top quarterback. They find the one they love and go get him. Expect the Browns to do the same. If a quarterback is worthy of the fourth pick, he is worthy of the first pick.
Feb 6 - 9:53 AM

Wyoming QB Josh Allen goes second to the Giants in Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline's latest mock draft.

Pauline has Penn State's Saquon Barkley going first overall to the Browns, so this would be the Giants taking Allen over every other quarterback. We're not saying that's right or wrong, we're just noting it. "Josh Rosen would make the most sense if I was drafting off the board but 1) I don’t know that he’s a Dave Gettleman type of player and 2) Allen has incredible upside but needs a great quarterback coach," Pauline writes. "That’s exactly what he’ll have in Pat Shurmur."
Feb 5 - 1:24 PM

Wyoming promoted recruiting director Gordie Haug to running backs coach.

Haug has been heading up recruiting efforts for the Cowboys for the past four campaigns. He's not completely raw to the running backs room, having earlier served as that position coach with North Dakota State (2012-13).
Feb 3 - 4:41 PM

In their latest mock draft, CBS Sports has the Denver Broncos selecting Wyoming QB Josh Allen with the fifth pick.

The top four picks before Allen are Sam Darnold to the Browns, Josh Rosen to the Giants, Bradley Chubb to the Colts, and Minkah Fitzparick to Cleveland, respectively. Most analysts seem to believe that Allen needs to sit a year, so this may not seem like a perfect fit on paper. If they feel like he's the most talented QB, that may not matter. "Denver goes with the riskier option who, to many, has the most upside of any quarterback in this class," CBS Sports writer Chris Trapasso writes. "Allen won't be asked to start right away."
Source: CBS Sports
Jan 29 - 6:25 PM

NFL Media analyst believes that Wyoming QB Josh Allen will "build momentum" after his performance on Saturday in the Senior Bowl.

It's just one game -- and in reality it was just one half since he struggled for most of the first two quarters -- but we saw why scouts are so high on the 6-foot-4, 237-pound quarterback on Saturday in Mobile. He made two beautiful touchdown throws, and he showed that he not only has ridiculous arm strength, he can put touch on the football as well. "Allen is going to build momentum in scouting circles coming out of the Senior Bowl," Jeremiah says. "He's already considered one of the top prospects at his position, and I expect there to be even more excitement about him now." At the very least, his performance in the Senior Bowl is going to make teams heavily scout Allen's performance at Wyoming in 2017. The top quarterback battle is officially on.
Source: NFL.com
Jan 28 - 12:23 PM

Wyoming QB Josh Allen completed 9-of-13 passes for 158 yards and two touchdowns for the North in a 45-16 loss to the South on Saturday in the Reese's Senior Bowl.

The first 30 minutes for Allen were borderline terrible. He missed on several throws, and didn't look comfortable in the pocket. In the second half, however, the 6-foot-4, 237-pound signal-caller made the NFL throws that make him so intriguing. He went 7-for-8 in that final thirty minutes, and made two beautiful throws in the back corner for touchdowns. Allen was inconsistent in practices, but you definitely see why so many believe he has the most potential of any QB in this class. We'd have to call this a positive in his draft development.
Jan 27 - 5:59 PM

Bleacher Report's Matt Miller passes along that one of his sources on an NFL team with a top-five pick told him that Wyoming QB Josh Allen will be one of the first two picks in the NFL Draft.

Allen (6'4/237) has been showing off his rocket-launcher-of-an-arm throughout the Senior Bowl practice week while also displaying some of the problems with accuracy we've seen throughout his collegiate career. As flawed as the Wyoming gunslinger might be in some aspects, it's become increasingly clear that the talented quarterback will likely be in play for a selection near the top of the draft. ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr., for one, projected him to go No. 1 to the Browns in a recent mock draft. Allen would probably be best served entering a stable situation where he would be able to learn on the bench for at least a year or two before being thrust into the fire, though, and that's not the Cleveland Browns.
Jan 26 - 12:31 PM

ESPN's Matt Bowen noted that Wyoming QB Josh Allen has consistently showed accuracy issues during team drills at the Senior Bowl.

This is nothing new when it comes to Allen, who can fling it through a building assuming he can actually hit said building. The 6-foot-4, 237-pounder completed just 56.2-percent of his passes at Wyoming. Bowen writes that his "lack of ball placement and touch continues to pop." We expect to hear this refrain and variations on it throughout the process, but Allen remains a likely top-10 selection due to his immense athletic upside.
Source: ESPN.com
Jan 24 - 6:45 PM

Wyoming QB Josh Allen received vastly different reviews from Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline and Walter Football's Charlie Campbell for his Tuesday practice at the Senior Bowl.

Pauline wrote that teams were "crushing" Allen and felt that he did not look close to NFL-readiness, concluding that "Tuesday was definitely not the way Allen wanted his Senior Bowl to start." But nothing is simple in the evaluation of the 6-foot-5, 237-pound gunslinger. Campbell notes that Allen's arm was the best at the event and he showed it repeatedly. Indeed, sometimes to his detriment. Several times on Tuesday Allen overthrew his wideouts or was undone by drops because receivers simply did not seem to have a gauge for the howitzer attached to his shoulder. Campbell's final assessment was almost the exact opposite of Pauline's, with the analyst writing that "[o]verall, this was a strong first practice, and Allen got his week off to a good start." When we say to expect a wide array of evaluations on the quarterback, this is what we're talking about.
Jan 24 - 12:39 PM

Wyoming QB Josh Allen measured into the Senior Bowl at 6-foot-5 (6-4 7/8) and 237 pounds.

Not only is Allen as big as advertised, but his hand size of 10 1/8 inches tied for the biggest among Senior Bowl quarterbacks with Nebraska's Tanner Lee. NFL.com analyst Daniel Jeremiah ranks Allen as the No. 14 overall prospect in the class.
Source: NFL.com
Jan 23 - 9:46 PM

Wyoming QB Josh Allen said, "I want to be the guy [who] turns around the Browns."

"The guy [who] does that is going to be immortalized in Cleveland," Allen said in a radio interview with 92.1 The Fan on Monday. We've heard similar sentiment from USC QB Sam Darnold, while UCLA's Josh Rosen has gone on record saying that he'd prefer a more stable situation even if it means his draft slot would not be as high. Speaking specifically to Allen, ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. tabbed the Wyoming gunslinger to the Browns with the No. 1 overall pick in a recent mock draft. This week at the Senior Bowl could be pivotal for the 6-foot-4, 237-pounder, who will have a chance to at least somewhat dissuade concerns about accuracy in addition to showing off his elite athletic upside. He's also expected to excel in the interview phase with NFL teams in Mobile.
Jan 23 - 2:13 PM


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