Wyoming QB Josh Allen Projected No. 1 Pick
NFL Draft season is starting early with a mock draft that likes Josh Allen
A way too early mock draft has the Wyoming QB as top pick.
Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen received a lot of publicity last January as the potential top pick overall in the 2017 NFL Draft by pundits. The way too early mock drafts for 2018 have had Allen as a first-round pick and typically in the top-10 by being one of the first few quarterbacks taken off the board.
Matt Miller of Bleacher Report put out his latest mock draft now that NFL training camps are getting underway and he has three quarterbacks in the top five overall picks with Allen, USC’s Sam Darnold and UCLA’s Josh Rosen.
Allen is at the top of the list and is slated to go from the rural town of Laramie, Wyoming, to Manhattan and being part of the New York Jets. The Jets are in a terrible need of a starting quarterback and looking at their offseason transactions points to them tanking to try and get one of these quarterbacks.
Darnold — if he chooses to come out — is slotted to the Cleveland Browns at No. 2 and Rosen is at the fifth spot which is projected to be held by the Buffalo Bills.
The hype is real with Allen due to his size at 6-5 and 233 pounds and his rocket arm, and of course there will be the comparisons between Allen and Carson Wentz as both were coached by Craig Bohl.
Despite the hype of being a potential first-round pick and being named preseason player of the year, Allen has his priorities straight.
“For me the best part is people focusing more on the University of Wyoming and the program we have,” Allen said during Mountain West media days. “I wouldn’t trade my teammates or coaches for the world.”
Allen is also looking to prove people wrong as he did not have a scholarship coming out of high school and was snubbed by Fresno State twice — both after high school and junior college.
“Last year was a vengeance trail for me,” Allen said. “I was trying to prove everybody wrong and show you why you screwed up by not offering me (a scholarship).”
Bohl see’s Allen as the same guy with a low key and helpful personality.
“He ain’t going to change, he’s got his Dodge pickup,” Bohl said at Mountain West media days. “When I see him walk in the weight room and there’s a freshman defensive back that can’t get the dumb bells up, he’s helping the freshman guy. Those are indications to me that he hasn’t forgotten where he’s from.”