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Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen hedged on entering draft

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There was a point when Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen seemed set on entering the 2017 NFL Draft.

But it quickly turned, and opinions from NFL General Managers didn’t seem to affect his decision.

In a Denver Post video, Allen said he had gone so far to toast his impending decision to leave school at a dinner with his family, but that it just didn’t feel right to him at the time.

“I called [Wyoming] coach [Craig] Bohl back and he said, ‘Here, I’m going to get you another G.M.’ And I said, ‘Coach, that’s not necessary, I’m going to come back to school and play another year for you,'” Allen said. “He goes, ‘I love you Josh.’ I said ‘Let’s go win the Fiesta Bowl.'”

Allen was already thinking about preparing for the draft, having talked to quarterback tutor George Whitfield about training in San Diego.

But now he’s returning to Wyoming, and has a chance to be one of the top picks in the 2018 NFL Draft.

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11 Responses to “Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen hedged on entering draft”
  1. bassplucker says: Jun 20, 2017 8:37 AM

    Based on his school and level of competition he is going to have to put up significantly better numbers than guys like Darnold and Rosen to be considered in the same conversation come next spring. That said, all the best to him.

  2. florida76 says: Jun 20, 2017 8:42 AM

    Good for Josh Allen. Too often, there’s pressure applied to this college players to leave school as soon as possible. If you’re having a good college experience, while increasing your draft prospects, it makes sense to stay in school. That approach has worked out well in the past.

  3. silvernblacksabbath says: Jun 20, 2017 9:01 AM

    Way to go young man!

  4. pastabelly says: Jun 20, 2017 9:24 AM

    Hopefully, he and his family take out an insurance policy to cover themselves in case of injury in 2017 in some random college game.

  5. 2since96 says: Jun 20, 2017 9:47 AM

    Wouldn’t play another year for free if I had the choice to do so for money, but hey, good for him. I’m happy that he can make that choice and live his life the way be wants to.

  6. murphyslaw40 says: Jun 20, 2017 10:27 AM

    Coach Bohl made the financial decision to leave NDSU in the midst of a dynasty.

    Wouldn’t blame the kid one bit if he left, but an education would likely serve him better than an earlier year of NFL clipboard holding.

  7. eroschmidt says: Jun 20, 2017 10:55 AM

    bassplucker says:
    Jun 20, 2017 8:37 AM
    Based on his school and level of competition he is going to have to put up significantly better numbers than guys like Darnold and Rosen to be considered in the same conversation come next spring. That said, all the best to him.

    HUH?!! Not these days – when everybody has access to every play on film. I guess you forgot about Carson Wentz?

  8. fiddlinred says: Jun 20, 2017 11:08 AM

    Live arm

  9. abninf says: Jun 20, 2017 1:07 PM

    bassplucker says:

    Based on his school and level of competition he is going to have to put up significantly better numbers than guys like Darnold and Rosen to be considered in the same conversation come next spring.
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    No he doesn’t. Scouts know it’s a team game.

  10. dead456 says: Jun 20, 2017 2:50 PM

    Ya’ think the Jets might have something to do with it.???

  11. wordsmith513 says: Jun 20, 2017 5:57 PM

    He has size & tools. If he gets with the right team and coach, he could be special.

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