How does a college quarterback who completed just 56.3 percent of his passes in 2017 for 16 touchdowns while playing in the fringy Mountain West Conference get top-10 NFL draft buzz?
Why, by being fitted with a cannon so outrageous he need not stand to casually launch a football 50 yards and hit the crossbar, of course.
Here’s the entirety of Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen’s pitch to NFL teams looking for a QB early in the upcoming draft:
this is exactly the type of thing that’s gonna get him drafted entirely too high, but damn it, it’s cool to see Josh Allen hit the crossbar from the 50 on his knees pic.twitter.com/plMnG8oVDM
— Jordan Zirm (@clevezirm) February 20, 2018
I’m not sure if it’s more impressive than this Derek Carr throw, but still, pretty damn sweet.
Minor clarification of the tweet: Allen hucked that sucker from the 40-yard-line, not the 50, making the target 50 yards away.
Almost invariably, NFL teams overrate arm strength. Interested in Joe Flacco, Jay Cutler, DeShone Kizer, or Jake Locker? Four of the strongest arms the NFL has ever seen.
Speaking of accuracy, how’s Allen in that department?
Baker Mayfield and Josh Allen … I mean, maybe it’s a small target ♀️ pic.twitter.com/pbVldFeDkh
— Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) January 24, 2018