At this point, just a few weeks from the 2018 NFL Draft, Sam Darnold seems to be the favorite for the number one pick to the Cleveland Browns. In that case, Josh Allen would be available if the Buffalo Bills were able to pull of a trade with the New York Giants to move into the second overall selection. Allen is a polarizing prospect with a big and athletic frame and a freakishly strong arm. His accuracy is the biggest concern and his college numbers show his struggle.
In his first year as a starter in 2016, Allen had a promising year and lead Wyoming to a bowl game. Over 14 games he completed 56% of his passes for 3203 yards, 28 touchdowns, and 15 interceptions. Those stats include a loss in their bowl game against BYU where Allen went 17-for-32 with 207 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions. All-in-all, a promising year for Allen and the Cowboys for the 2017 season.
Allen wasn't able to take the next step as a starter and he saw his numbers decline in 2017. In 11 games, Allen completed 56.3% of his passes for only 1812 yards, 16 touchdowns, and 6 interceptions. Along with that, his yards per attempt average dropped almost two full yards to 6.7. The Cowboys faced Central Michigan in their bowl game and Allen had one of his better games of the year. He went 11-for-19 with 154 yards, three touchdowns, and zero interceptions.
Allen has a cannon attached to his shoulder and attracts a big audience, especially NFL GMs, coaches and scouts. NFL teams are starting to turn quarterbacks into a developmental position and whatever team Allen ends up on, they'll have to understand that he is the definition of a project.
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