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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

This Josh Allen stat seems like a huge red flag

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Josh Allen has divided the NFL community when it comes to his draft stock. Some view the former Wyoming quarterback as a potential franchise quarterback who has the physical tools to make him worth a No. 1 overall pick. Others see a player with significant weaknesses that could hinder his ability to succeed at the highest level.

If there’s one major weakness for Allen, it’s his completion percentage. He completed just 56 percent of his passes as a sophomore and only 56.3 percent as a junior. Some could try to justify the numbers by saying it was the product of playing in poor weather and with sub-standard teammates. But a stat shared by Rotoworld’s Evan Silva seems like a huge red flag.

Not only did Allen struggle to complete passes at Wyoming, but he had the same issues as a junior college quarterback at Reedley in Central California.

Allen completed just 49 percent of his passes at junior college where he was facing weaker competition.

It’s hard to expect a player who has proven throughout his collegiate career that he isn’t very accurate to turn things around in the NFL. Of course, he still has tremendous size, a big arm, and good athleticism, which will likely lead to him becoming a high first-round pick and potentially be the first player chosen. But the completion percentage is alarming.

You can see where we have him ranked in our list of the top 10 quarterback prospects for the upcoming draft.

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