Will Wyoming's Josh Allen be the No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns?
The question that has dogged Allen throughout the pre-draft evaluations is accuracy. His completion percentage in college was 56 percent and that lagged behind the other quarterbacks in this class. Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield was at 71 percent and UCLA's Josh Rosen and USC's Sam Darnold were at 63 percent.
Allen hoped he answered the questions during his Pro Day: “Show the accuracy, show the touch and show the footwork that we've been working on. I think we came out here and we did that."
ESPN analyst and former NFL executive Louis Riddick noted that the accuracy concerns linger. That might present a challenge for new Browns General Manager John Dorsey, who was the GM of the Chiefs.
“If you know anything about John Dorsey and how they kind of did things down in Kansas City, they like measurables, they like ideals, they like people who look the part," Riddick said. "So who does that lead you to automatically? It leads you to start thinking about Josh Allen obviously because he’s big, he’s physical, he’s got big hands, he’s played in bad weather, he’s got the biggest arm, he can drive it through the AFC North’s bad weather in November and December. So, yeah, that makes sense.
"But he’s the guy who from an accuracy standpoint will look like a Hall of Famer one play and then look like he’s going to break your heart and looks like he can’t hit the broad side of the barn the next play. So you tell me what you’re going to get out of Josh Allen? Now, has he improved during the pre-draft run-up process? He has. We’ll see.”
Allen was reportedly in town for a visit Monday with the Bills.