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Josh Allen makes Pitch to be No. 1 Overall Pick



The last time we heard from Josh Allen, the Kentucky edge rusher made a confident statement at the Citrus Bowl.

“If I don’t go number one, I don’t know who is.”

He stands by his bold statement.

“I still believe that. I think I’m the best player in this draft,” Allen said at the NFL Combine. “If a team doesn’t believe that, then I’ll see them during the season.”

Kyler Murray has captured the nation’s attention.  Some draft analysts believe Nick Bosa should be the top pick.  The unanimous All-American and National Defensive Player of the Year believes he set him self apart from the pack in 2018.

“I think I’m one of the only guys who dropped into coverage this season,” he said.  “I think that separates me from a lot of guys here.”

Versatility is Allen’s strength.  He believes he can fit into any organization, regardless of scheme.

“I’ll do whatever it takes.  If a team wants me to drop, I’ll drop.  If a team wants me to rush, I’ll rush.  If a team wants me to do half, I’ll do whatever it takes.”

When pressed, Allen finally admitted what position he would prefer to play in the NFL.  “Defensive player,” he said with a grin.

Some of his confident statements were said with a smirk, but he was dead serious when providing a player comparison.  Allen believes he’s the next Von Miller or Kahlil Mack.

“I say those two because I believe those two are the best at the position in the NFL, and I feel like I’m the best.  Might as well compare myself to the best.”

When Miller and Mack went to the NFL Combine, they bench pressed 21 and 23 reps of 225 pounds.  This afternoon Allen had 28 reps.  Only three others posted higher marks Saturday afternoon.

Allen came into Indy standing 6’4″ 7/8 tall and weighed 262 pounds.  Primed to annihilate the competition on the field tomorrow afternoon, beginning at 1:00 pm on the NFL Network, he credited Brad White and the Kentucky coaching staff for helping him reach his potential.

Every year I got better,” Allen said.  “They brought in new coaches that were right for the program.  My senior year when they brought in Coach White, I felt like that was the biggest jump UK has made.  Now he’s the DC and I feel like Kentucky is going to grow from that.”

Allen has already met with the Lions and Jaguars.  He will complete 11 more meetings before the day is done.  The Arizona Cardinals are on the clock.


Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

13 Comments for Josh Allen makes Pitch to be No. 1 Overall Pick

  1. jos_ros_
    9:04 pm March 2, 2019 Permalink

    honestly it would be awesome to go #1 but i feel like 2nd to the 49ers is a better situation.

  2. AwesomeBillFromDawsonville
    9:11 pm March 2, 2019 Permalink

    He’s right, you know.

  3. bigblue98
    9:53 pm March 2, 2019 Permalink

    Can’t wait to see him the league. Everything about him personifies class and hard work. If anyone deserves what’s about to come his way it’s Josh. I’d hate to be the team that passes over him because they would regret it for years to come.

  4. My Dixie Wrecked
    9:58 pm March 2, 2019 Permalink

    This is the NFL, not Murray State, Middle Tennessee State, or Central Michigan.

    • runningunnin.454
      10:35 pm March 2, 2019 Permalink

      Dixie, play Funky Town.

    • bigblue98
      10:37 pm March 2, 2019 Permalink

      Move on troll – look who he got sacks against before you make another foolish statement.

    • Soylentbeans
      10:49 pm March 2, 2019 Permalink

      I didnt realize those are the only teams he got sacks aginst. Thanks for clarifying for us.

    • AirForceOne
      11:13 pm March 2, 2019 Permalink

      Your an idiot.

    • mashburnfan1
      12:15 am March 3, 2019 Permalink

      Even if those were the only teams he played, AT LEAST HE PLAYED. Bozo quit on his team, many others quit for the bowl game. Josh played and did it damn well. Also you need to add UF, Penn St, UGA Miss St….he dominated them all, cupcake and power teams.

    • My Dixie Wrecked
      12:35 pm March 3, 2019 Permalink

      My mistake. I gave him too much credit. He didnt register a sack against that powerhouse of a team, called Murray State.

    • Jrock
      1:06 pm March 3, 2019 Permalink

      How many sacks did you put up in your stellar career…don’t worry I’ll wait…

  5. cats646
    10:42 pm March 2, 2019 Permalink

    I see what you did there runningunnin. Ha, nice.

  6. RAGE
    8:03 pm March 3, 2019 Permalink

    I would love to see him suit up for my Detroit Lions… Patricia should trade up cause he definitely won’t be there at 8… I think he would fit perfectly in Matt Patricia defensive scheme.. But in all seriousness he ain’t like Benny or other players in the draft and their career may depend on being drafted by the right team