Buffalo Bills trade up and select Josh Allen at No. 7 overall

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The Buffalo Bills traded up to No. 7 overall and got their quarterback in Josh Allen. He will remain a polarizing figure until he gets a chance to play.

The Buffalo Bills didn’t trade up into the top five of the 2018 NFL Draft, instead opting to wait until pick No. 7.

They apparently got their guy in the form of Josh Allen, quarterback out of Wyoming.

Allen is an interesting pick, especially when Josh Rosen was still on the board. But perhaps Brandon Beane and Sean McDermott saw enough from Allen to make him the top choice all along.

Allen has the big body and big arm that NFL executives love, and seemingly has the ability to morph into a great quarterback. The problem is his accuracy, which some like to explain by citing his lack of talent at Wyoming. Whether things will change with NFL receivers remains to be seen.

The Bills made the trade but still held onto the No. 22 overall pick. This was a win for Beane, who could have panicked and traded that pick as well if he went higher than No. 7.

This pick is surely going to have Bills Mafia talking for quite some time. For every fan that loves Allen, there is someone out there who thinks he is already a bust. Some writers at this site feel that way, while I’m on the fence about it.

Allen should realistically be competing for the starting job when camp opens this summer, and has a great chance to win the job. Will it be another Nathan Peterman situation? Let’s pray not, or the McBeane team may be under pressure far too soon into their time in Buffalo.

What do you think of this pick?