Kentucky’s Josh Allen is off to a great start in his junior season, ranking second in the conference and seventh in the nation with six sacks in five games. This past week, Pro Football Focus gave him the highest grade in the conference for edge defenders, for his great game against Eastern Michigan.
Allen’s stellar play has thrown his name into the mix as a possible early departure for the NFL, and now WalterFootball.com has him as a potential first-round pick next May.
“Sources from multiple teams say that the Wildcats’ Josh Allen could end up being a first-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft as well,” the website wrote earlier today:
When NFL media and fans discuss the name Josh Allen, they are typically talking about the quarterback at Wyoming. Allen has a great skill set, and as a result, he is in the discussion to be a high selection in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft, or at least an early-round pick, as a potential franchise quarterback. However, there is another Josh Allen who is creating first-round buzz in the scouting community, and that is Kentucky linebacker Josh Allen. Sources from multiple teams say that the Wildcats’ Josh Allen could end up being a first-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft as well.
This is great news for Allen, who, may I remind you, was a two-star prospect when he signed with Kentucky in 2015. Allen deserves every bit of the attention and recognition he is starting to receive nationwide, and only more will follow if he continues to shine.
Enjoy Kentucky’s Blitz Brothers this season, because they’ll each have a big decision to make once it’s over.