2018 NFL Draft Profile: Quarterback Josh Allen
Here’s the 2018 NFL Draft profile of quarterback Josh Allen out of Wyoming breaking down his strengths, weaknesses, video highlights, and a draft day prediction.
When it comes to quarterback Josh Allen out of Wyoming, he’s all about having a cannon for an arm. Allen is able to launch the ball deep to make big plays and even extend plays on the ground if needed to.
At 6-5 and 233 lbs., Allen’s big frame allows his strength to shine when would-be tacklers are trying to take him down. He’s elusive and can escape even the best defenders trying to go for a sack. As a rusher, Allen totaled 767 yards and scored 12 touchdowns on the ground.
There is, however, one big weakness of Allen’s game that might make him drop to the bottom of the draft order compared to other quarterbacks in this year’s 2018 NFL Draft class. Let’s take a look at his strengths, weaknesses, video highlights, and where he’ll end up getting selected in this year’s draft.
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Make no mistake about it, once he hits the pros, Allen’s arm strength will silence some critics of his game. It’s easy to see that Allen has the strongest arm compared to other quarterbacks in this year’s class. He has great awareness when to hit receivers in stride and excels in short to medium passes. Once Allen gets into a rhythm, will tremendously compliment any ground game since his play-action skills are a thing of beauty.
Accuracy, accuracy, accuracy. All throughout his three years at Wyoming, Allen only completed 56.2 percent of his passes which will hit his draft stock hard. While he has excellent arm strength, it won’t mean much if he’s unable to accurately hit his receivers as often times, he’ll overthrow or worst yet, have a costly interception. Ended his collegiate career with 44 touchdowns to 21 interceptions and has a long way to go to bolster his decision-making skills when trying to do too much instead of going with what the defense gives him.
DRAFT DAY PREDICTION
Due to his lack of accuracy, Allen will more than likely end up as a middle to late first-round selection. Teams know that he will need a lot of work when it comes to his accuracy and decision-making since he’s a project quarterback. Allen might very well need a year or two of development before he’s ready to have a legitimate shot at starting.