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Josh Allen, Wyoming [QB] – Joel Bishop

Name: Josh Allen

Position: Quarterback

School: Wyoming

Class: Redshirt Junior

Height: 6’5”

Weight: 237lbs

40 Time: 4.75

Games Watched: 2017 – Iowa, Boise State, Hawaii, Air Force

 

Overview

Allen played at Reedley Community College before going to Wyoming. Allen played in two games before suffering a season-ending injury. He earned his first career start against Eastern Michigan. In 2016, Allen helped lead Wyoming to the 2016 Mountain Division title. Also his passing yards (3203) in 2016 are the fifth best single-season total in Wyoming school history. In 2017, Allen played in 11 games but missed the last two regular season games due to injury. Allen finished his career posting 5066 passing yards, 44 touchdowns, 21 interceptions and 56.2 completion percentage.

 

Strengths

Tall and big quarterback with an impressive big frame to withstand big hits. Good weight across his body. Experienced playing under center. Shows good footwork whilst dropping back. Comfortable throwing the ball in the pocket stepping up or on the move. Shows ability to scan the field. Arm is like a cannon, effortlessly creating high velocity on the ball. Has the arm strength to drive the ball quickly through tight windows. Makes deep throws with little effort and minimal hang time. Places the ball well on deep patterns. Moves very well for his size. Can extend the play with his legs. Strong legs help him escape the grasp of pass rushers and tackles.

 

Weaknesses

Needs mechanical work in his lower body, sometimes throwing off his back foot. Throws are never driven with use of his lower body, mostly his arm causing issues with accuracy. Questionable decision making, forces throws into dangerous areas leading to interceptions. Doesn’t always make the most sensible throws. Slow mental processing, will hold onto the ball too long before releasing. Takes time to get through his reads. Struggles to anticipate routes and time his throws. Will need to work on his touch, mostly uncorks the ball on all levels. Gets caught staring down his targets, giving defenders a head start to make a play. Lacks poise and shows struggles under pressure.

 

Bottom Line

Josh Allen possesses some of the best arm talent in the NFL Draft. Makes deep throws look effortless. Mentally there is a lot of work needed. If it all clicks for him then his ceiling will be very high.

 

Grade

2nd round (projected top-15 pick)

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