1. Josh Allen ranks here on Bleacher Report's list of top 25 NFL stars under 25
The NFL Draft starts on Thursday and the next crop of young players will be brought into the NFL. Ahead of the draft, Bleacher Report NFL writer Gary Davenport came out with a list of the top 25 players under 25 years old. He had Josh Allen ranked at number two just below Ravens' quarterback Lamar Jackson. Davenport noted that in a short time, Allen has become one of the best young quarterbacks in the NFL.
#2. Josh Allen, QB, Buffalo Bills
As "light-bulb" seasons go, Josh Allen's 2020 was a whopper.
After a pair of up-and-down campaigns that included a 15-12 record as Buffalo's starter, Allen saw his completion percentage spike over 10 points to almost 70 percent. The 24-year-old threw for 4,544 yards (fifth-most in the NFL), tossed 37 touchdown passes (again, fifth-most) and posted a passer rating of 107.2—over 20 points higher than the prior season. Allen also pitched in 421 yards and eight touchdowns on the ground on the way to finishing second in MVP voting behind Aaron Rodgers of the Packers. The Bills tied for the most regular season wins in franchise history with 13 and advanced to the AFC Championship Game.
Given just how much Allen's numbers spiked in 2020, it's possible he will regress statistically in 2021. But there's also no question that he has established himself as one of the top young signal-callers in the game—and vindicated Buffalo for drafting the former Wyoming standout seventh overall in 2018.
2. American Heart Association representative will announce Bills day three draft pick
The NFL announced yesterday that they are inviting a select number of fans to announce certain draft picks throughout the 2021 Draft. This exciting opportunity for fans will have them announcing the selections from the Draft Theater in Cleveland with Rodger Goodell as well as remotely. This group of special fans has shown an unwavering commitment to bridging the digital divide; working in the fight against food insecurity; raising awareness about mental health and working to reduce health disparities.
Ohio native Cass Weiss will have the honor to announce one of the Bills day three picks. Weiss is an American Heart Association representative and an NFL PLAY 60 teacher. Weiss also has been a veteran physical education teacher with the Berea City School District for nearly 20 years.
To see the full list of fans who will announce picks throughout the 2021 Draft, click here.
3. Daniel Jeremiah thinks this prospect fits well in the Bills defense
NFL Network draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah has the Bills addressing the defensive line in round one by selecting Joe Tryon with pick No. 30 in his Mock Draft 3.0. Tryon recently said that he could picture himself playing in the Bills defense and Jeremiah agrees with that and thinks that the prospect would fit here in Buffalo. Here's what Jeremiah had to say about the Bills pick at 30 and another player that might fit if the Bills were to trade down.
"The other thing for Buffalo that I would not rule out with them, going on the defensive side of the ball and just continue to work around the edges," Jeremiah said during a conference call with the media. "Continue to add talent in the secondary, that wouldn't surprise me because you can't have too many corners. But Tryon to me is like that -- he's right in the fairway. I think he'll be there when they pick. I think he fits. I think he's a really good player. If you wanted to trade back and still go defense and you wanted to find an edge rusher, I think Payton Turner probably goes off early in the second round from Houston who's another one who would give them some intriguing edge rush opportunities there."