No, I didn’t forget about Josh Allen.
Just two days from the NFL draft, it’s impossible to overlook the Wyoming quarterback. Prospects are too often depicted as polarizing, yet that label seems apt for Cheap Authentic Jerseys From China Allen given the gulf between his backers and skeptics.
Seen as a likely top-five pick and maybe even the leading candidate for the Cleveland Browns with the No. 1 overall selection, Allen has a wealth of readily evident physical tools. At 6-5 and 237 pounds, he can uncork deep throws with ease and looks comfortable doing so on the run.
That one mark alone, of course, can’t tell the full story about any prospect’s overall accuracy. But the track record of comparable quarterbacks has shown these issues aren’t easily cleaned up.
Bottom line is the accuracy usually just doesn’t jump five points, NFL Network analyst Charles Davis told USA TODAY Sports. You get to the NFL and the windows are tighter, and the guys are quicker. You don’t become a more accurate thrower, as a general rule.
Allen told Pro Football Talk Live recently that he believes Cheap Basketball Jerseys UK criticism about his accuracy is overblown, and that working with private coach Jordan Palmer has helped him with footwork he described as jacked. Improving the mechanics of his delivery will no doubt help, but his ball placement issues are just one symptom of a larger problem.
The Patriots came into the draft determined to upgrade a front five that suffered the loss of Nate Solder to the Giants and Cameron Fleming to the Cowboys in free agency.
That need was addressed first through the draft — and now through a trade — to ensure that quarterback Tom Brady remains upright in 2018.
For the first time in over a decade, there’ll be a new voice doing color commentary during ESPN’s Monday Night Football broadcasts. It seems that will be Jason Witten, the longtime Cowboys tight end. ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported on Friday:
The job was previously handled by Jon Gruden, but the 54-year old returned to coaching when he was hired by the Oakland Raiders in January.
Witten should be a good fit to replace him. He’s long been a favorite of NFL media members for his candor and detailed commentary about the sport. He’s well-suited to talk directly to fans from the booth, and that he’s coming straight from the field to the booth will give his analysis a helpful currency. Tony Romo thrived on CBS last year, in large part because the NFL Romo played in was more similar to the current game, stylistically, than the league older color commentators played in. Witten should bring the same updated perspective.
It’s a surprising move. Witten said 10 days earlier that he wasn’t retiring.