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Josh Allen | 17

QB | Wyoming | Buffalo Bills
Ht: 6047 / 6' 05" | Wt: 237 | Upd: 01/26/2024


Birth Date: 05/21/1996
Age: 28
Original Team: BUF
NFL Entry: 18 01 007
NFL Exp: 7
Depth Chart Key: 18/1
Team History: BUF

Player History

07/18 BUF D/C signed

Ourlads' Profile:

2018 Guide: What Ourlads' NFL Scouting Services said about JOSH ALLEN: Wyoming, 6047 237 4.78. Junior entry from Firebaugh, CA who transferred from Reedley Junior College after one year. In 2015 saw action in two games then suffered a season-ending injury. Second-team All-Mountain West in 2016. Looks the part physically of an NFL quarterback. He is a good athlete, plays in a pro style offense, and can throw a ball through a cement wall from 50-yards away. Only completed one full year of competition without suffering an injury. In 2015 had a season-ending injury to his right clavicle after two games and missed the Fresno State, San Jose State, and part of the Air Force game with a right shoulder injury. Flashes top skills. Flashes the ability to throw a frozen rope. Will take advantage of poor coverage. Will slide in the pocket. The big guy can extend plays and buy time for his receivers. He will flash the ability to sell a screen pass and hide the ball from the defense. Many times he throws better rolling outside rather than staying in the pocket. Appears to have feel in the pocket and side steps the rush. Generally stands strong. Steps up in the pocket to throw. Can break tackles with his strong lower body working through traffic. Accuracy and decision making are off. The right-hander will throw the ball back over the middle when rolling away. Does not zip the ball but floats it. Sometimes it appeared Allen tried to do too much last fall. Threw into double coverage on a regular basis. It appeared that he never got into rhythm. Every game he would have a series of indecisions, erratic passes, or have balls batted down. Question whether he can feel the rush. Overthrew a lot of passes the past two years. Misses the receivers high when they are wide open. When rolling left he doesn’t square his shoulders all the time then just throws the ball out of bounds. Usually makes his best throws outside the hashes but will hit the tight end on play action down the middle. Will make his inaccurate throws without pressure in his face - he just misses the receiver. Appears that his timing and touch are off and will force the ball into coverage. Struggles with ball placement. Really had problems when he played up against power five teams. Versus BYU (2016), Nebraska (2016), Iowa (2017), and Oregon (2017) Allen completed 65 of 128 passes, 50.8%, for 634 yards, three touchdowns, and 10 interceptions. Senior Bowl notes: Big mobile quarterback who had an uneven week of practice and his play on Saturday was a tale of his week and season in Laramie. He made some big time passes on vertical routes, but was inconsistent with accuracy and touch on the underneath and intermediate routes. He caught fire in the second half of the game and completed 9 of 13 passes for 158 yards and two touchdowns. A backup who may start with developmental time. 2017 stats: 152/ 270, 1812 yds, 56.3%, 16 TD, 6 INT, 204 yds rushing, 5 TD, 127.8 QB rating. Ball velocity 62 mph. OSR:1/18. First/second round. (A- 33 1/4, H-10 1/8, SS-4.40, VJ-33.5).