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Sunday, February 25, 2018

Wyoming QB Josh Allen in running to go to Browns No. 1 overall?

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A surprise contender may be emerging to go with the top overall pick in the NFL Draft next April.

Peter King of MMQB reported Monday that a veteran scout believes Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen will go No. 1 overall to the Cleveland Browns.

Per King:

So in my rounds on the phone over the weekend, I heard this from a veteran college scout, a man who was one of the first to trumpet Carson Wentz as a high first-rounder during his final season at North Dakota State, on the fate of the first pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, and on what Cleveland GM John Dorsey might do: “I believe there is no way Cleveland, at number one, will pass on Josh Allen. This is Wentz reincarnated. Allen’s a perfect Dorsey quarterback. Just watch.”

Allen, 21, helped Wyoming to an 8-5 record this year (second in the Mountain West) and threw for 1,812 yards with 16 touchdowns to six interceptions in 11 games. He also added 92 rushes for 204 yards and another five touchdowns.

Allen previously said he would like to go to another team picking in the top-10. But at the very least, it’s beginning to look like a three-horse race between Allen, Josh Rosen, and Sam Darnold to be the first quarterback off the board.

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