Josh Allen has suddenly seen some red flags about his character pop up on the day of the NFL Draft, but it does not sound like that is going to be an issue for the former Wyoming star when things get rolling on Thursday night.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the vulgar tweets Allen sent in high school have mostly been explained to NFL teams as song lyric quotes or jokes among friends. More importantly for Allen, teams don’t seem concerned since he was so young when he wrote them.
Two notes: 1. Teams have been told some of Allen's tweets were quoting song lyrics and movie or TV show scenes. Others were meant to be jokes to friends. But he did send them. 2. Teams have been reticent to judge Allen based on tweets from high school. https://t.co/JSl4VZlwmN
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 26, 2018
The tweets, which contained some racist and inappropriate language, have since been deleted. You can read some of what Allen wrote here.
Allen was somewhere around the age of 17 when the tweets in question were written, so you can understand why NFL teams aren’t that concerned. He did not get into any off-field trouble during college, and there have been no major questions about his character. Some people believe an NFL team may have called attention to the tweets in hopes that Allen would fall to them in the first round, but it seems unlikely that he is going to tumble very far, if at all.