The Cleveland Browns are determined to find their franchise quarterback ahead of the 2018 NFL season. Though, being the Browns, it shouldn’t surprise you that they could be targeting a player who could be seen as one of the riskiest quarterbacks coming into the league via next April’s draft bonanza. According to ESPN’s Ian O’Connor, one NFC personnel man is convinced the Browns will take Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen with the No. 1 overall pick. Now, it’s worth mentioning that Allen has been talked about as a potential Round 1 quarterback since even before the 2017 college football season began. So, it’s not totally crazy that an NFL team could be enamored with him. Though Allen did have a truly horrid junior campaign for the Cowboys, minus an outstanding performance in their bowl game (check out these throws) this past week. Allen finished his collegiate career — he’s already declared he’ll enter the draft — having completed 56.2 percent of his passes (extremely low) for 4,912 yards with 41 touchdowns and 21 interceptions in 26 games. The talent he had around him was not exceptional, though neither was the talent he played against for the most part. And it must be noted that, in games against top competition, Allen was miserable this past season. Needless to say, even though he has arm talent and the athleticism/size to excel at the NFL level, by no means is Allen a polished product.
NFC exec ‘convinced’ Browns will take Josh Allen with No. 1 overall pick
Sportsnaut | Dec 29