Josh Allen’s struggles reveal serious concerns, hurt NFL Draft stock

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Josh Allen had another flat performance against Power Five competition on Saturday. Might he be overhyped among the 2018 NFL Draft-eligible quarterbacks?

Wyoming headed to Iowa City to face a Hawkeyes team hoping to contend for the Big Ten West in 2017. The Cowboys won the MWC Mountain last year ahead of Boise State, and were hoping to challenge against Iowa. With Josh Allen back at quarterback for one more season in Laramie, Wyoming had big dreams of an upset.

Instead, Craig Bohl’s team fell far short against their Big Ten counterparts. Without Brian Hill to balance the offense, it fell upon Allen’s shoulder’s to move the ball. Instead he was stifled by the Hawkeyes defense in a 24-3 road defeat to open the season. Rather than bolstering his stock among quarterbacks that will be eligible in the 2017 NFL Draft, Josh Allen might have sealed a place as a low-round flyer instead.

The 6-foot-5, 233-pound prospect checks off all the right physical attributes for a prototypical NFL quarterback. He has been hyped as a potential first-round pick. But with one last chance against Power Five competition looming when Oregon visits Laramie in two weeks, Allen has fallen short in his few opportunities against major-conference opposition.

Josh Allen will need a huge game against the Ducks to burnish his reputation against strong competition. Here are three reasons Allen might be overhyped among 2018 NFL Draft-eligible quarterbacks.