NFL Draft: Allen Is Best QB Prospect
You've heard all the buzz surrounding some of the more high-profile names at the quarterback position as the NFL Combine and Draft approach. Deshaun Watson, DeShone Kizer, Mitch Trubisky, Brad Kaaya, and Luke Falk have been given all the attention from various scouts, reporters, and others around college football world. But there is one guy under the radar that should have NFL teams licking their chops come draft day.
Wyoming's red-shirt sophomore transfer Josh Allen has all the tools to become an elite quarterback at the next level. At 6'5", 225lbs, his physique is ideal for an NFL starting quarterback. With his enormous frame, comes great ability as well.
Allen's arm strength is by far the best in the 2017 draft class and would automatically qualify him as having one of the strongest arm's in the NFL once drafted. His ability to fit the ball into tight areas with accuracy is something we haven't seen since the likes of Russell Wilson. But perhaps the most 'eye-popping' skill in Allen's arsenal is his ability to throw on the run with ease and precision. A skill we most commonly associate with Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
At Wyoming, Allen put up some pretty solid numbers for the Cowboys. Allen totaled a 144.9 passer rating as he threw for 3,203 yards, 28 TD's, and 15 INT's. His athleticism and awareness to scramble while in trouble led to seven more touchdown's on the ground and 512 yards rushing this past season.
A perfect pro comparison to Allen is Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco. Like Flacco, Allen has pro-style experience coming out of college and could likely start from day one. The only questions regarding Allen is if and when he'll come out of college and venture into the NFL? He could come out this year, but will Allen return to school to fine tune his game for the next level? Although some of his game needs minor tuning, there is no reason Allen shouldn't be in the mix with the names we frequently hear rumored in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft.