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Josh Allen projected as No. 1 pick in latest NFL Mock Draft

Don’t look now, but former Kentucky superstar pass rusher Josh Allen is moving up the draft boards. Again.

In fact, if his stock stays where it is right now, he won’t have any room left to move up when the 2019 NFL Draft rolls around.

Chris Trapasso of CBS Sports released his latest NFL mock draft, and the former Kentucky star is sitting pretty at No. 1 overall.

“Could Kentucky’s Josh Allen really go No. 1 overall in the 2019 NFL Draft? Definitely,” Trapasso said, backing up his decision to jump on the Allen bandwagon. “While he doesn’t have the bloodlines of Nick Bosa, he is 6-foot-5 and 260 pounds with elite explosiveness and bend, and he had 17 sacks and 21.5 tackles for loss in the SEC as a senior after an impressive junior campaign.”

Though CBS Sports is the only outlet to (correctly) rank Allen as the No. 1 overall prospect, some of the other prominent ones aren’t too far behind.

ESPN NFL Draft expert Mel Kiper still has the Kentucky pass-rusher going No. 2 to the San Francisco 49ers, saying the team needs to add a star edge-rusher on defense. also has Allen going No. 2 to San Francisco, citing his “outstanding first-step quickness and burst” as the key factor in his high rating. Like the other mocks, the former Wildcat sitting just behind Ohio State’s Nick Bosa.

Bleacher Report also has Allen at No. 2, with Bosa ranked at the top of the list.

They’ll catch on soon enough, especially when the former Kentucky star goes through testing and drills at the NFL Combine.



Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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7 Comments for Josh Allen projected as No. 1 pick in latest NFL Mock Draft

  1. mashburnfan1
    1:21 pm January 26, 2019 Permalink

    In every one of these mock drafts all they talk about is his sacks and rushing the QB greatness. It’s like they don’t even know he can also cover down the field. NONE of those other top guys can do that. Plus he could have had 25-30 sacks if Stoops only let him rush the QB. Stoops used his entire abilities and showcased all Josh is capable of. Seems these so called experts did not watch many UK games but I am sure the NFL scouts did. Selfishly {as a season tix holder for the Bengals} I want him in Cincy but for Josh I want him in Zona, AS THE #1 PICK.

    • You’re right about him being more versatile than the talking heads seem to acknowledge, and I’m a longsuffering Bengals fan also. I guess we won’t win a SB in my lifetime, which makes it even harder that we didn’t pull out at least one of those against the Niners. They were both SO close, especially the second one. Oh well.

  2. KyZoneBlitz
    1:28 pm January 26, 2019 Permalink

    Oh, not to mention, Allen can play the DE spot in a 4-3 also, so don’t get it twisted thinking he has to stand up. He is versatile, so tell them check their highlights…

  3. Ridge Runner
    1:35 pm January 26, 2019 Permalink

    Good points mash & blitz.. Hope Zona pulls him in as 1.

  4. Jack, could we maybe stop saying “In *THE* latest mock draft…” and start saying “In A mock draft…” or “In ONE GUY’S latest mock draft…”? Every NFL writer, and then some, have a mock draft, but saying “The” makes it sound like it’s the NFL’s official poll of GMs when it’s one guy’s opinion.

    Having said that, I enjoy your writing and your yeoman’s job keeping up with recruiting, and congrats on the full-time gig!

  5. ScottGreene22
    1:46 pm January 26, 2019 Permalink

    Ready for the draft wish my Browns could trade up and get him.

  6. Catcasey1
    3:40 pm January 26, 2019 Permalink

    Good for Josh he’s has earned it