The Buffalo Bills hosted Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen on a pre-draft visit Monday, per NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport. Allen joins Josh Rosen, Baker Mayfield, and Mason Rudolph as known pre-draft visitors, and while we haven’t confirmed Sam Darnold as a top-30 visitor, the team went to Los Angeles for a private workout last week.
Allen is a six-foot-five, 237-pound bundle of raw talent with a cannon for an arm, traits that instantly appeal to NFL scouts. He also has experience playing for a head coach who recently prepared Carson Wentz for the NFL. Those factors have Allen under consideration for the number one pick, according to various league rumors.
He’s also among the riskiest top quarterback prospects to come through the draft in recent memory - despite his athletic ability, Allen struggled through his redshirt junior season, throwing 16 touchdowns against 6 interceptions, 6.7 yards per attempt, and only completing 56.3 percent of his passes. Allen has a tendency to take risks and force plays, something that routinely worked against him in college.
With Allen’s visit, we now know of 18 players who visited the Bills ahead of the draft. Each year the team is allowed to have up to thirty athletes stop at One Bills Drive for a meet-and-greet with Buffalo’s staff.