49ers, Jets and Raiders among Josh Allen’s pre-draft visits

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Quarterback Josh Allen was selected by the Bills with the seventh-overall pick in last year’s draft and the pass rusher with the same name may be off the board even earlier this year.

This Josh Allen recorded 17 sacks and 21.5 tackles for loss coming off the edge for Kentucky last season and he’s usually ranked among the top players in this year’s class. A look at the teams he’s meeting with ahead of the draft suggest those rankings are on the mark.

Allen told Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area from Kentucky’s Pro Day on Friday that he is scheduled to meet with the 49ers, Jets, Raiders, Giants and Lions in the near future. The 49ers, Jets and Raiders own the second, third and fourth overall picks while the Giants are at No. 6 and the Lions are slated to pick eighth.

With Nick Bosa, Quinnen Williams, Rashan Gary, Montez Sweat, Brian Burns and Devin White also often found at the top of draft boards, Allen has a lot of company when it comes to front seven options for teams making early selections in April.

9 responses to “49ers, Jets and Raiders among Josh Allen’s pre-draft visits

  1. the ceiling is high for Josh….just wait for him to develop a couple of years, and will probably be around 275-280—he is going to be a beast.

  2. 1st six as follows… don’t believe the Rosen trade noise, AZ smokescreen

    AZ- Bosa
    SF- Williams
    NYJ- Allen
    OAK- Gary
    TB- Sweat
    NYG- Murray

  3. Frisco may be able to trade down if Arizona pick Bosa and still get a good pass rusher. For example, a team may want to trade up and draft Murray before the Giants or possibly Oakland can pick him. Tampa Bay may want to pick Murray and swap draft positions with Frisco by giving up a pick later in the draft.

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