Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen is visiting with the Bills on Monday, NFL Networks Ian Rapoport reported.
QB pre-draft visits: #Wyoming QB Josh Allen is with the #Bills today and #Giants tomorrow. … #USC QB Sam Darnold is with the #Giants today and he has the #Jets tomorrow.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 16, 2018
Allen could be the first quarterback off the board or one of the last depending on which analyst and expert fans read.
General Manager Brandon Beane addressed the quarterback position during the Bills’ pre-draft press conference on Monday.
“You got to have a franchise quarterback. That’s one of the main jobs of a GM, is to find a franchise quarterback. It’s a quarterback league. I’ll say it every time, you have to have one,” Beane said.
He added fans have provide insight of their own.
“That’s why you love this fan base is the passion. I get it and respect it. Some of the conversations and the comments, they’re not even asking for my opinion, they’re giving me theirs. I know Sean (McDermott) gets it and (Derek) Boyko gets it and he’s the PR guy. Everybody gets it and I like that. People care and that’s all you can ask for.”
At 6-4, Allen is coveted for his arm strength. However, he remains one of the more polarizing quarterback prospects in the NFL Draft, with questions surrounding his accuracy. In his two seasons as a starter he completed only 56 percent of his passes with the Cowboys.
The QB led Wyoming to back-to-back eight wins season, but struggled against tougher competition.
Against Nebraska in 2016, Allen and the Cowboys had the Huskers on the ropes and trailed 17-10 in the third quarter. Allen then threw five interceptions, including a pick six as Nebraska went onto win 52-17.
In showdowns with Iowa and Oregon this season, Allen did not throw a touchdown and was picked off three times. Against the Ducks he completed a career worst 37.5 percent of his passes.