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Mel Kiper Jr. says UK’s Allen is an underrated NFL draft prospect

Nobody knows more about the NFL draft than Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay — at least that’s what ESPN wants us to think. The network’s two NFL draft golden boys churn out a ton of pre-draft content, and their most recent gift to the internet is a list of underrated prospects ahead of the 2019 draft.

Kiper picked three, McShay picked three, and UK’s Josh Allen was one of the six who earned a mention:

Josh Allen, OLB, Kentucky
Could we get some pub for the other Josh Allen? With eight sacks and 12.5 total tackles for loss this season, he’s one of college football’s best pass-rushers. At 6-foot-5, 230 pounds, Allen can bend the edge as well as any player in this class. He is going to be a really good 3-4 outside linebacker, and he’s trending toward Day 1 next April. — Kiper [ESPN.com]

Trending toward Day 1? Josh Allen is a Day 1 talent. He’s a first-round pick. Everyone knows that. I thought we all agreed on that?

But it’s still nice to see Allen get even more love, this time from the O.G. NFL draft analyst.

[ESPN.com]

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

13 Comments for Mel Kiper Jr. says UK’s Allen is an underrated NFL draft prospect



  1. 4everUKblue
    11:33 am October 23, 2018 Permalink

    Of course you have to be an ESPN insider to see the actual list that is linked. I’m not willing to pay ESPN one penny.



  2. meeksfor3
    11:50 am October 23, 2018 Permalink

    Allen would be a top 10 pick if he was wearing a Bama uniform on Saturday’s.



  3. Realme
    11:57 am October 23, 2018 Permalink

    Yeah, Mel Kiper, we know.

  4. Trending toward day 1? The dude is unblockable! I don’t know if these guys watch as much film as they want us to believe. I know there’s only so much time in a day, but look at more than Bama and the rest of the top 5.

    • If they saw how much he is held they would have revised that statement (“trending toward day 1”). That doesn’t even take into account his ability to drop back in pass coverage and knock away a 2 point conversion and a possible TD.



  5. Wade
    12:14 pm October 23, 2018 Permalink

    He’s a better cam chancellor.



  6. Wade
    12:15 pm October 23, 2018 Permalink

    230lbs??? I don’t think so!



  7. shelby
    1:00 pm October 23, 2018 Permalink

    Tv stat showed him at 260



    • michaelb
      1:44 pm October 23, 2018 Permalink

      He dwarfed pj Washington & pj is roughly 6″7 230



  8. davis2319
    3:00 pm October 23, 2018 Permalink

    230 lbs pounds lol yeah if Josh Allen is 230 I’m 150. Dude is a monster 6’5 but plays even Longer than that. Plus he is 260 lbs if an ounce. Just a specimen with a great attitude and motor.



  9. KyZoneBlitz
    4:21 pm October 23, 2018 Permalink

    Ummmmm…… 230??? I guess they went and got his measures from a 3 year old bio off the internet, Josh Allen is 6’5 260. Has been the whole season last I checked. Agree with Franklin for the rest, Allen IS a first round talent, and IMO, a top-10 talent, if someone in the last 10 picks gets him because he dropped that far, the rest of the league is going to regret it, letting the better teams get a franchise defensive player, a cornerstone to build around.



  10. antiquefurnitureandmidgets
    4:26 pm October 23, 2018 Permalink

    “Mel Kiper Jr. states obvious”. Well, obvious to anyone who’s watched more than 3 seconds of Allen film.



  11. Batsell
    6:11 am October 24, 2018 Permalink

    230, yeah right! Look at that picture! His right arm weighs 210!