30 in 30: Josh Allen


Josh Allen burst onto the national scene as a sophomore for Wyoming, helping the Cowboys go from a two-win team to an eight-win team in the span of a year.  Now, he’s in the conversation to be the top pick in the upcoming NFL Draft.

“A few years ago, I was in junior college, so I’m taking all this in. It’s a real surreal moment,” Allen said while speaking at the NFL Combine in March.

If he’s taken off the board with the first overall pick — Allen will be looked to turn around a Browns franchise that has won one game over the past two seasons.

“I’m not saying it’s the same situation, but I’ve been in something very similar,” he said.  “It’s football, and I love football. Everything I can do to play this game I’m going to do.  If they’re willing to step out on a ledge and take me with the number one overall pick, I’m going to give them everything that I have.”

But that ledge is steep — regardless of the team that takes a chance the quarterback. Despite being described as a guy with a “big arm”, in his two years as a starter, Allen only completed 56 percent of his passes.  He’s been focusing on the fundamentals to help prepare and improve those numbers in the NFL.

“I feel like I’ve made improvement and when my feet are set I’m as accurate as anybody.”

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