Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Josh Allen

Quarterback
School: Wyoming | Conference: M-WEST
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-5 / 237 | 40: 4.77 | DRAFT YR:2018

Rankings

Grade
4.57
Projected Round
1st
Bio: 
Two-year starter who was named Honorable Mention All-Mountain West and completed 56.3 percent of his passes for 1,812 yards, 16 touchdowns and six interceptions in 2017 to earn an invitation to the Senior Bowl. Earned Second Team All-Mountain West honors and led the conference with 28 touchdown passes as a junior, completing 56 percent of his passes for 3,203 yards and throwing 15 interceptions. Underwent shoulder surgery after playing two games in 2015.
Pos: 
Physically gifted signal caller with tremendous upside. Patient in the pocket, remains poised as everything collapses around him and buys time for receivers. Big and strong enough to withstand the rush, possesses tremendous pocket stature and easily gets rid of the ball with a flick of his wrist when defenders are draped on him. Quickly gets outside the tackle box when forced to move outside the pocket, keeps his eyes downfield and loses no velocity on passes. Possesses a quick release and a powerful arm. Passes explode out of his hand and quickly get to the intended target. Effectively sells ball fakes, knows where his receivers are and powers the ball into targets. Elusive, escapes the rush and can pick up big yardage as a runner.
Neg: 
Relies on his athleticism and big arm to make plays rather and doesn’t properly read the defense. Shows erratic accuracy and can be all over the place with passes. Has a lot of dropped passes, some of which are his fault. Takes chances rather than tossing the ball to the safe underneath outlet. Must improve his screen passes and do a better job setting up screen throws.
Analysis: 
Allen is one of the most physically gifted signal callers to enter the draft in some time. He possesses the arm strength needed to make throws many quarterbacks in the NFL can’t, while his athleticism and ability to escape the rush complement the package. Allen needs technical work and, more than anything else, a good quarterbacks coach to help him pull all the pieces together. Allen will be a franchise quarterback at the next level if he hits on all cylinders, or he can be a major disappointment.