There's no doubt that Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen has all the talent and physical attributes to be a big-time player in the NFL. At 6-5 and 230 pounds, his mix of speed, athleticism and power is something to marvel, providing a true platform for any team that has the resources to develop him into the face of its franchise.
But if the Senior Bowl on Saturday was any indication, the tales of his two halves firmly enforced what we already know: Allen's rawness and inconsistency as a passer make him the biggest question mark and risk
Josh Allen Rocket Arm Alert pic.twitter.com/780YcexBXe— Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) January 27, 2018
The Cleveland Browns are officially on the clock, and the pressure to get a competent signal caller after years of misses will be at an all-time high. Still, that doesn't mean they have to pull the trigger on anything other than what they feel is a sure thing.
The small sample size of practice and gameplay leading up this week showed flashes of the good:
Josh Allen to Michael Gallup pic.twitter.com/KiwQH13x7O— Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) January 24, 2018
And the ugly:
The unfortunate thing about the ugly is that it's seen just as much as the good. Of course, with the right guidance, the inconsistencies can be ironed out. But when it comes to the Browns and how it has been for so many other young quarterbacks who have failed in the organization for years, d
Josh Allen interview worth a listen @923TheFan. He didn’t lobby to be #1 pick, but said:— Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano) January 22, 2018
“I want to be the guy that turns around the Cleveland Browns. The guy that does that is going to be immortalized in Cleveland forever.”https://t.co/DpDqqvy9Pw
With no veteran quarterback on the depth chart to guide him, the trust will remain in the hands of new offensive coordinator Todd Haley
The jury is still out on Allen and analysts are still split, but the Browns, whether they like it or not, will forever be tied to the young man and his career whether they pass him up or take him. But buyer beware if the Browns do take him and No. 1 or No. 4 (assuming he lasts that long), they better make sure they go in knowing that despite his amazing potential, it will take the right key to unlock it all.