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QB Josh Allen - Buffalo Bills

6-5, 233Born: 5-21-1996College: WyomingDrafted: Round 1, pick 7

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Relative to his draft position, Allen has high upside because he could be the starter at some point this year. He has a big arm and the Bills organization and fans are impressed with the velocity of his throws.

Summary

We've heard all the criticism of Allen -- he's wildly inaccurate, has shoddy mechanics and struggles under pressure. All of it is true, but it's also true he has a ridiculously strong arm, good intangibles and a fantastic work ethic. The big question is whether you think he can overcome that. Some will point to a lack of NFL-level receivers in Wyoming last season, which they claim resulted in too many drops and a lower-than-reality accuracy. The reality is he had less drops than any of the other top five quarterbacks than Sam Darnold--sporting just a 4.8% compared to Josh Rosen (7.5%), Baker Mayfield (8%) and Lamar Jackson (8.5%). The reality is, if you watch his tape, that he does not place the ball where his receivers need him to. That was true in 2016 with a much better supporting case and according to Pro Football Focus, still "ranked 101st out of 133 qualifiers in adjusted completion percentage." The supporting cast in Buffalo is better by virtue of being NFL-level, but it's not tremendous, so if he were to end up in the top spot that, combined with a run-heavy philosophy, makes us hesitant to feel this could be a good season for him. That's before we add in the question of whether his mechanics and footwork can be fixed. It's a big risk, and so far the Bills seem intent to bring him along slowly. He's currently taking third string reps in OTAs and it will remain to be seen if the team trusts him to even step in front of Nathan (May 31)

FBG Staff Rankings

QB Redraft - 37, 31, 35, 35, 35, 35
QB Dynasty - 31, 24, 26, 27, 27, 28, 29, 37
Overall Rookie - 30, 23, 24, 26, 26, 26, 26, 28, 34, 34, 35, 40

Stats and Projections

YEARGCMPATTYDTDINTRSHYDTDFumL
2018 PROJ-Dodds 8.2 107.0 186.0 * * * 15.0 * * *
2018 PROJ-Henry 11.0 195.0 335.0 * * * 40.0 * * *
2018 PROJ-Wood 6.0 100.0 180.0 * * * 10.0 * * *
2018 PROJ-Tremblay 4.8 85.0 143.0 * * * 30.0 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 271
QB: 35

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