Does Josh Allen Deserve His Draft Buzz?
The Wyoming QB's talent is immense, but it doesn't always translate to quality play.
Wyoming QB Josh Allen may go first in April’s NFL Draft, and The Ringer’s Rodger Sherman can’t figure out why. Sure, Allen possesses superior physical tools, from a 6’5” frame to massive hands to an ability to throw the ball faster than anyone else. His track record under center, however, remains suspect. Allen routinely missed screen passes, failed to compete against the three major conference opponents he faced, and threw for only 16 touchdowns in 11 games last season. His numbers, nor the quality of his wins, don’t compare favorably to his competition in the 2018 Draft: Sam Darnold, Lamar Jackson, Baker Mayfield, and Josh Rosen. As Sherman argues, if Allen is the first QB selected in April, it will be a victory for physical potential over basic ability to play the position.
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