Buffalo Bills: Ranking the best first round picks since 2000
6. Josh Allen
The Buffalo Bills have been searching for a franchise quarterback since the days Jim Kelly called it quits. Since 2000, the Bills have selected three quarterbacks in the first round with J.P. Losman in 2004 and E.J. Manuel in 2013.
However, in only two seasons Josh Allen has shown more potential than either of those quarterbacks and the Bills may have finally got their guy on the third try.
The Bills, thanks to multiple first round picks, were able to trade all the way up to seventh to select the strong armed quarterback from Wyoming. There was no question he had all the physical tools but needed some time to develop.
He didn’t really get that time and was inserted into the starting lineup the second week of his rookie season. The rookie season he showed flashes but really made a jump from his first season to his second season.
This past year, Allen showed tremendous improvement with a six percent jump in completion percentage, doubling his passing touchdowns from 10 to 20 and decreasing interceptions from 12 to nine.
The reason Allen comes in at five is because he does only have two seasons in the league. If he continues to improve, like many expect, there is no reason for him not to rise on this list.