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Josh Allen to sit out of the Senior Bowl

Josh Allen has played his last football game before the NFL Draft.

Senior Bowl rosters were released this afternoon.  Three Kentucky Wildcat defensive backs — Mike Edwards, Lonnie Johnson Jr. and Darius West — will compete for the South Team.  They will not be joined by Josh Allen.

Allen was one of the first players to accept an invitation to the Senior Bowl back in November.  Since then his draft stock has soared.  A three-time National Defensive Player of the Year and unanimous All-American, Allen’s three-sack performance in the Citrus Bowl provided more than enough tape for NFL scouts.

Following the Citrus Bowl, Allen made one final statement about the draft: “If I don’t go No. 1, I don’t know who is.”  Unfortunately, he will still have to convince some NFL scouts and general managers at the NFL Combine and UK Pro Day.  Todd McShay’s current draft board is blasphemy.

There are nine defensive players better than the National Defensive Player of the Year?  That makes sense.

Allen’s time to prove the haters wrong will come, but it will not happen at the Senior Bowl.  You can watch Kentucky’s three other defensive back prospects play in Mobile next Saturday January 26 at 2:30 on the NFL Network.

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Article written by Nick Roush

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

15 Comments for Josh Allen to sit out of the Senior Bowl



  1. J-Dub421
    2:07 pm January 16, 2019 Permalink

    Time for Todd McShay to take a urine test, as he’s clearly on drugs with that list.



  2. DrewP
    2:16 pm January 16, 2019 Permalink

    Todd McGay



  3. UKinIN
    2:24 pm January 16, 2019 Permalink

    Doesn’t surprise me at all. When Josh Allen is on the field being an unstoppable force the NFL Draft “experts” recognize his talent. But as the memory fades those same “experts” focus more on the name on the front of the player’s jersey more than the list of his accomplishments.



  4. Wade
    2:35 pm January 16, 2019 Permalink

    No need to play, hang with your son and wait for draft day!



  5. postfeeder
    2:45 pm January 16, 2019 Permalink

    All the players on the list are defensive players. Is this his overall list or defensive top 10 ?



  6. Bullitt County UK fan
    2:49 pm January 16, 2019 Permalink

    Smart decision. His stock has no room to improve and he will go higher than Mcshay predicts



  7. Gogh Big Bleu
    2:57 pm January 16, 2019 Permalink

    Clearly he’s prioritizing the name on the front of the jersey.



  8. cats646
    3:12 pm January 16, 2019 Permalink

    Mcshay is an idiot. You do you Josh. Everyone in the country knows you’re the best in the nation. Thank you for everything you’ve done for us. Now go get that money!!



  9. jaws2
    3:21 pm January 16, 2019 Permalink

    Not that surprised. The majority of years the BEST football player does not win the Heisman. When Josh performs at the combine, he’ll definitely improve his stock.



    • jaws2
      3:22 pm January 16, 2019 Permalink

      Sorry I forgot, these teams draft on NEED or trade bait. So it never surprises me where players go in the draft.

  10. To be fair, some player’s games translate better to the pros than others, but TENTH!!! *facepalm emoji*



  11. binarysolo
    7:57 pm January 16, 2019 Permalink

    How awesome is it that Josh Allen played the Citrus Bowl but ultimately said no to the Senior Bowl? Hashtag priorities!



  12. CombatMedic_98
    9:39 pm January 16, 2019 Permalink

    Todd Beshea is an IDIOT



  13. CombatMedic_98
    9:40 pm January 16, 2019 Permalink

    And Conrad just injured his shoulder…