Before I get into this rant, let me make one thing clear.
I am not one for picking on college kids. I am also not one for hoping they fail, particularly at the NFL level. In short, I want to see all these kids do well on the next level while making their NFL dreams come true.
Having said all that, I’m also a pragmatist. I call things how I see it, and as they say, “the eyes NEVER lie”.
Which takes me back to the crux of this rant: I just don’t get the hype surrounding Josh Allen.
On the surface, he appears to have the physical tools. He is 6’5″, and 240 lbs, and has one hell of an arm. Allen’s measurables have NFL scouts and “draft experts” salivating like a pervert at a Penthouse magazine.
Y’all seen how ESPN’s Mel Kiper, Jr. has been fawning over Allen? Someone get Kiper some Vaseline and a room.
As for me, I’m about how a player produced.
Allen was so-so throughout his collegiate career at Wyoming. His completion percentage never reached 60%. He only played in one — ONE — Mountain West conference championship game. And speaking of the Mountain West, it’s not exactly the SEC, or the Big Ten and ACC for that matter.
And what gets me the most is, more of these “experts” crush Lamar Jackson for his inaccuracies would turn tail when challenged to do so to for Allen. Hell, Kiper once responded, “well, stats are for losers”! Ah, the hypocrisy.
Again, I’m not looking to totally crush Allen. I hope he does have a good NFL career. I just don’t think he is going to be worthy as a top 10 draft pick as a lot of people (and especially Kiper) do…