Josh Allen has divided the NFL community when it comes to his draft stock. Some view the former Wyoming quarterback as a potential franchise quarterback who has the physical tools to make him worth a No. 1 overall pick. Others see a player with significant weaknesses that could hinder his ability to succeed at the highest level.
If there’s one major weakness for Allen, it’s his completion percentage. He completed just 56 percent of his passes as a sophomore and only 56.3 percent as a junior. Some could try to justify the numbers by saying it was the product of playing in poor weather and with sub-standard teammates. But a stat shared by Rotoworld’s Evan Silva seems like a huge red flag.
Not only did Allen struggle to complete passes at Wyoming, but he had the same issues as a junior college quarterback at Reedley in Central California.
Something else returned, as well.
“People don’t understand that beyond his kindness and gentle nature that Danny is one of the most competitive people I’ve ever be around,” said Doering, who along with Wuerffel formed one of the most prolific QB-WR combos in Gators history. “It’s incredible the shape he’s gotten himself into. He’s changed his diet completely and is really conscious about what he’s putting into his body and how he’s treating himself.”
Gordon is slated to earn $790,000 in 2018 under the deal and is not allowed to negotiate a contract with any other team.
Gordon, 27, was reinstated last year after serving an indefinite suspension since 2014 for repeated violations of the NFL’s substance abuse policy. He was activated for the last five games of the regular season, catching 18 passes for 335 yards and a touchdown in that time.
There’s a strong chance Washington’s Vita Vea, the consensus top defensive tackle prospect, will be gone before then. But the Cowboys are bound to have their pick of Alabama’s Da’Ron Payne, Florida’s Taven Bryan and Michigan’s Maurice Hurst, all highly rated players who fit their scheme with Irving. Payne has the best pro-readiness and pedigree of those three.