As Josh Allen leaves his Old Kentucky Home, he’s not departing alone.
In Jacksonville for the first NFL action of their careers, Allen and Bunchy Stallings are partners-in-crime. Kentucky’s First Team AP All-Americans are suiting up for the Jaguars in rookie mini-camp. Allen was happy to see Bunchy sign with the Jags as an undrafted free agent.
“That’s my dog. We’re going to be with each other man. He’s welcome over to my house anytime and I’m welcome over to his house anytime. If I get bored, I can talk to him,” Allen told reporters following Friday’s practice.
In spite of his All-American honors, Stallings’ combine numbers did not wow NFL scouts. Now he has an opportunity to prove he belongs. One of 21 free agents, and one of only two offensive linemen, to sign with the Jags, Stallings has an exceptional ally on his side to prepare him for NFL pass rushers.
“He knows who I am and I know who he is. He knows how hard I work and I know how hard he works,” said Allen. “We’re competing against each other. We’re just trying to get each other better. We’re going to work hand-in-hand and try to be great.”
See their best work from day one at Jaguars rookie mini-camp:
Day one of rookie minicamp in the books. pic.twitter.com/t4Q1YQVm5O
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