1 - MMQB mock draft: Bills trade up and take Allen
In the MMQB's NFL Mock Draft, Albert Breer projects that the Bills and Giants pull off a trade that results in Buffalo securing the second overall pick. After Darnold goes first overall to the Cleveland Browns, Allen is the next man off the board and winds up in Buffalo.
Here's what Breer had to say about the Bills landing the 6-5, 233-pound quarterback after his projected trade.
The Bills have done a nice job building capital for a bold swing. This is one. Allen's potential is limitless, and his big frame and arm are made for Buffalo.
Allen played three years (2015-2017) at Wyoming and started in his final two seasons with the Cowboys. In 27 career games, he posted 5,066 passing yards, 44 touchdowns, and 21 interceptions.
One area of concern with Allen is his 56.2 completion percentage from his college years. Although, a lot of that could've been due to the system he was in, as he wasn't throwing many bubble screens, quick slants, etc.
Allen silenced critics by shining at the 2018 Scouting Combine. He was consistently a top-five finisher among his fellow QBs in the on-field drills. Plus, he slung a 70-yard bomb that showed scouts throughout the league his absurd amount of arm talent.
2 - How high does Buffalo have to go to draft a top-ranked QB?In a deal with the Bengals, the Bills moved up from No. 21 to No. 12 in the 2018 NFL Draft. But, is that high enough to take one of the top-tier quarterbacks in this year's draft?
NFL Network analyst, Daniel Jeremiah, thinks the Bills must continue to climb the board to secure one of the top-four QBs. Jeremiah believes the four-best signal-callers are: Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen, Baker Mayfield, and Josh Allen.
Jeremiah joined the John Murphy Show on Thursday and said how high Buffalo must go to ensure they can select one of those four QB prospects.
"I think it's two, four, and six," said Jeremiah. "I think there's probably an effort to get up to number two to get their guy."
Obviously, trading up to number two would take the most work, but the Bills possess the draft capital to be serious trade partners. Buffalo currently owns picks No. 12, 22, 53, 56, 65, 96, 121, 166, and 187 in the draft.
After finishing 3-13, the Giants have the rights to the second overall pick. You'd think the Bills plethora of picks should intrigue the Giants and general manager Dave Gettleman.
However, if Buffalo and New York can't strike a deal, there should be other options. For example, if Cleveland takes a QB with the first overall pick, they could look to trade their other first-round selection to acquire more assets. Also, Indianapolis is picking early, and they already have a QB to build around in Andrew Luck.
"If they can't there, I think the next logical spot is four with Cleveland, who would try and get out of there," said Jeremiah. "I think the absolute lowest is, and I don't even know if they would be there if these guys just fly off the board, but the lowest they could shoot for I think is six."
3 – McCarron back to his No. 10 in BuffaloOn Thursday, Bills quarterback AJ McCarron announced that he will be rocking No. 10 on his jersey with his new team. He hasn't worn that number since his college days with the Alabama Crimson Tide.
McCarron took to Twitter to voice his excitement about acquiring his old number.
This will be McCarron's first time wearing No. 10 in his NFL career. During his four-year tenure (2014-2017) with the Cincinnati Bengals, he had the number five on his jersey.
The last time McCarron wore No. 10 was during his four seasons (2010-2013) at Alabama. In 53 games wearing his favorite number, he threw for 9,019 yards, 77 touchdowns, and 15 interceptions.
On top of that, McCarron won back-to-back BCS National Championships with the Crimson Tide as a sophomore and junior.
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