Scouting Report: Josh Allen, QB, Wyoming

6045 | 233 | 4.82E | 2019

Allen has taken the road less traveled to become the NFL prospect that he is today. He started off in the JUCO ranks where he was a stud for Reedley Community College and then earned offers from Eastern Michigan and Wyoming. In his first season at Laramie in just his second game, he broke his collarbone (oddly enough against EMU) and was shelved for the rest of the year. Allen broke out as a redshirt sophomore, leading the Pokes’ turnaround from 2-10 in 2015 to 8-6 in 2016. Allen is a big thick kid that throws extremely well on the run and has pro level arm strength and velocity. He’s a bit of a gunslinger and is prone to the occasional mistake, due to overconfidence in his arm. Comes from the same offense that produced Carson Wentz and actually has experience taking snaps under center, showing off snap in his drop backs and nice footwork in his hitch steps. Josh Allen can make all the NFL throws, he is a very underrated athlete as a scrambler and he has a ton of upside as a pro signal caller.

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2016: Allen helped lead Wyoming to the 2016 Mountain Division title and a spot in the Mountain West ConferenceChampionship Game. Wyoming hosted that championship game as the highest ranked team in the conference. The Cowboys went on to earn a berth in the 2016 San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl. He was a key player in Wyoming’s win over two Top 25 ranked teams in 2016, as the Cowboys also earned votes in the national polls. The Cowboy offense ranked No. 2 in the MW and No. 25 in the nation in scoring offense, averaging 35.9 points per game.

2015: Allen saw action in two contests for the Pokes before suffering a season-ending injury. He earned his first career start against Eastern Michigan. Against Eastern Michigan, he was 3-of-4 passing for 32 yards. He also rushed for 40 yards on three carries with a career-long 24 yard rush. He also appeared in the season opener against North Dakota going 1-of-2 passing for 19 yards. For the season, Allen was 4-of-6 passing for 51 yards with three carries for 40 yards.

High School: Allen led a Reedley Community College offense that averaged 452.2 yards of total offense per game to rank No. 9 among all California junior-college teams in total offense. Reedley averaged 285.3 passing yards per game to rank No. 7 among all California JCs, scored 39.4 points per game to rank No. 10 in the state and averaged 166.9 yards rushing to rank 26th. Individually, Allen’s 26 touchdown passes tied him for No. 7 among all California junior-college quarterbacks in 2014. He also ranked 20th among California JUCO quarterbacks in passing yards as a freshman, and ranked 42nd in the state in rushing, averaging 66.0 yards per game. He played for head coach Randy Whited at Reedley College. Allen played his high school football at Firebaugh High School in Firebaugh, Calif.

Personal: He is majoring in communication.

Joe Everett

Joe Everett is the Director of College Scouting for NFL Draft Bible, he is the Founder of DraftScouts.com, also the Lead Editor & Defensive Statistician for Insider Football and member of the PFWA & FWAA.

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