Buffalo Bills: A look at the polarizing Josh Allen

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The Buffalo Bills could decide to take a chance on Josh Allen, who remains a polarizing prospect less than a month out from the 2018 NFL Draft.

Everyone has an opinion when it comes to what the Buffalo Bills should do in the 2018 NFL Draft.

Only watch the games casually? Opinion. Watch every single second of every game? Opinion.

One player who brings out the hottest takes, one way or the other, is Josh Allen. The quarterback out of Wyoming remains a top prospect, but not everyone is convinced he is a future franchise quarterback.

The opinions on Allen are held by NFL fans for every team, or at least those of teams picking somewhere in the top half of the first round.

The general positives surrounding Allen have to do with his size and arm strength. The 6-foot-5 Allen has the ability to sling the ball down the entire field and mirrors what some fans think is a necessary body to play in a cold weather city like Buffalo.

Yet while his raw talent is impressive, a main knock against him is his accuracy after posting a completion percentage of 56.3 in 2017. The excuses pour in from all angles about that number, from people like Mel Kiper saying stats are for losers to others saying Allen had no talent around him.

Our own Justin Baumann has Allen ranked as the fifth overall quarterback in the class and had this to say:

"There have been other college QBs that enter the NFL with a low completion percentage but are drafted early because they have the size and arm strength that teams dream of (Jake Locker, Kyle Boller, Patrick Ramsey). Allen also has a problem with his decision-making. I believe he tries to force the ball into coverage more than he needs to. This happens often from guys with big arms (I call it Brett Favre syndrome)."

The fear of drafting the next bust is real for Bills fans, so it would be surprising for the team to take a chance on such a polarizing player. But there is also the argument that any of the available quarterbacks could be busts, and that is just the risk of drafting players in general.

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What are your thoughts on Allen? Should the Bills have him on their board at all?