Intentional Scouting: Josh Allen

January 15, 2018
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In our second episode of Intentional Scouting, Mark Schofield and I, with the help of Jon Ledyard, break down Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen.

Allen is one of the more talented throwers in this year’s draft. The 6’ 5" junior has the size, arm strength and athleticism to go first overall. However, his on-field production simply hasn’t matched his potential.

In two years as a full-time starter, Allen amassed an underwhelming 56-percent completion percentage and came up short against the more talented teams on Wyoming’s schedule. Many evaluators will look at the diminished talent around him from 2016 to 2017 and rightly so, but he’s struggled to raise the level of play in his teammates consistently.

What evaluators will obsess over is Allen’s pure arm talent. NFL.com’s Bucky Brooks is on record as saying; “He is arguably the most talented passer in college football when it comes to his ability to throw with zip, velocity, touch, and range from a stationary position or on the move. There isn't a throw in the book that he can't make and that unlimited range makes him an offensive coordinator's dream at the position.”

Either way, Allen will be one of the more polarizing players in all of the draft. He can potentially go as high as one or as low as the second round. Wherever he lands, he’ll need patient coaches and an organization willing to let him learn.

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