Josh Allen was touted as a potential top 2018 NFL Draft pick before the 2017 season began, but his final season at Wyoming didn’t exactly go as planned. Allen completed just 57.2 percent of his passes while throwing 13 touchdowns and six interceptions heading into the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl against Central Michigan.
As uninspiring as his junior campaign has been, Allen is dealing strikes Friday in his final college football game. Early on, he’s completed 4-of-5 passes for 46 yards and two scores, including a gorgeous 23-yard touchdown strike to Jared Scott.
This is the type of throw that has NFL scouts drooling. Just check out the arm strength, the placement and the toughness of Allen to hang in the pocket and deliver the strike.
@J_Prodigy_5 Josh Allen to Jared Scott for the 23 yard #TouchDown #Wyoming #PotatoBowl pic.twitter.com/ccxLFbio4q
— @540Jason© (@540Jason) December 22, 2017
Here’s the second touchdown throw, which was nearly as impressive.
The reactions to this throw by some of the folks who cover football for a living show just how much this kind of throw elevates Allen’s stock.
Josh Allen reminds you that it only takes one team to fall in love with you in the draft and there are a lot of teams that need QB’s.
— Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) December 22, 2017
Josh Allen on that TD throw: ???. #PotatoBowl
— NFL Draft (@NFLDraft) December 22, 2017
That throw is going to be on Josh Allen’s draft highlight tape
— Yahoo Sports College Football (@YahooSportsCFB) December 22, 2017
None other than John Elway is on hand Friday to watch Allen play.
@jcareytoo RT @JonHeathNFL: #Broncos GM John Elway attending the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl to watch Wyoming QB Josh Allen (he already has a nice TD pass). pic.twitter.com/BRy02VmxZ2
— T Smith (@TwystedElegance) December 22, 2017
He, and many other general managers, are looking for a franchise passer. Depending on what Allen shows at the Senior Bowl and during his pre-draft meetings, combine and workouts, we could very well hear his name called early next April.