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Josh Allen scouting report: personal history, background

The small town kid is expected to make the jump to a big city

NCAA Football: Colorado State at Wyoming Troy Babbitt-USA TODAY Sports

As each day passes we get closer to the 2018 NFL Draft, meaning one day closer to the Buffalo Bills probably picking a quarterback in the first round. As we approach the big night, we take a look at the background of Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen, who has become one of the most polarizing QB’s in this draft class.

Allen, 21, was born in California and grew up on a 3,000 acre farm in Firebaugh, a small town about 20 miles away from the nearest highway. Allen played quarterback for Firebaugh High School, but received no division I scholarship offers coming out of high school.

Allen’s small school didn’t compete in many 7-on-7 camps and he also didn’t attend many quarterback camps, resulting in less exposure. With no offers on the table, Allen decided to go to Reedly College, a Junior college in California.

While at Reedly, Allen grew two inches and put on muscle, putting him at 6’5/210lbs. Allen put up 25 touchdowns and only 4 interceptions for the season at Reedly. After the season he sent out a mass email to FBS coaches and only got offers from Wyoming and Eastern Michigan, eventually deciding to head to Wyoming.

At Wyoming Allen studied communications like many athletes.

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