Josh Allen
Round 1
Eventual Starter

Josh Allen

  • Year: Redshirt Junior
  • Height: 6-5
  • Weight: 237
  • 40-Yard: 4.75
  • Arm: 33 ¼
  • Hand: 10 ⅛
  • Bench: N/A
  • Vertical: 33.5
  • Broad: 119
  • 3-Cone: 6.90
  • 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.40
  • 60-Yard Shuttle: N/A

Strong Points

Size, arm strength, overall athleticism and speed. Can make plays with his feet. Flashes top skills. Improved late in the year. Had a strong combine and pro Day. Has huge hands.

Weak Points

Plays poorly when up against better competition (Nebraska -- '16, Iowa -- '17). Doesn't handle or react to pressure well. Poor accuracy -- completed only 56 percent of his throws over the last two seasons in a weak defensive league. Ball placement is very average. Lacks instincts. Not a quick processor and can be slow to go through a progression. Production fell off in 2017 when he only threw 16 TD passes. Missed two games late in the year with a shoulder injury.

The Way We See It

Junior college transfer. Played one year at the JC level before transferring to Wyoming following the 2015 season. Was a starter at Wyoming the last two years. Many draft analysts vastly overrated Allen, saying he was the top QB in the 2018 class going into the 2017 college season. Has ideal size, arm strength and athleticism, but it ends there. Will flash the ability to make the big throw but can't do it with any consistency. The fact is that there has not been a QB in recent memory with such a low completion percentage who went on to have success in the NFL. Will probably get drafted high because of his physical traits, but the people who draft him are risking their careers. Allen reminds me of two players from previous drafts -- Kyle Boller in 2003 and Blaine Gabbert in 2011. Both possessed very good arm strength and athleticism, but they failed in the NFL because they lacked instincts, ability to process quickly and strong intangibles. Allen could be just like them, as the teams that like him are falling in love with the physical traits, not his mental traits. Allen will be a top-10 selection, but I doubt he will perform like one.