Talk surrounding Wyoming product Josh Allen going No. 1 overall to the Cleveland Browns has died down recently. Instead, the team is apparently honing in on reigning Heisman winner Baker Mayfield.
With questions now being raised about racially insensitive Tweets from Allen during his high school days, some are openly wondering whether the strong-armed quarterback will drop down the board come Thursday night.
According to Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller, the Jets might have something to say about that. The NFL insider reports that Jets coaches are making a late push for Allen to go No. 3 overall to the team.
Hearing there are #Jets coaches making a late push for Josh Allen. Buckle up, folks.
— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) April 26, 2018
Given that Mayfield is reportedly going to be the top pick, this is somewhat of a surprise. Assuming the New York Giants go in another direction at two, wouldn’t it make sense for the Jets to nab consensus No. 1 quarterback prospect Sam Darnold? That has to be the logical conclusion here.
Allen might boast the strongest arm in the draft class. But there’s always been issues relating to his accuracy. He’s seen as a low floor type player while most teams view Darnold as a can’t-miss product. After yielding three second-round picks in a move up from the sixth spot, can the Jets justify selecting Allen at three? We’re not too sure.