The San Francisco 49ers are sending scouts all around the country this year as they build their draft board for the 2018 NFL Draft. On Saturday, they likely scouts at several locations, but one we know for sure they had at least one representative in Laramie, Wyoming.
NFL.com college writer Dan Parr reported that the 49ers were one of 16 teams with at least one person in attendance for the Wyoming-Oregon matchup. There were multiple prospects on the field, but the most notable was Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen. And oh boy did Allen crap the bed in what is likely his final appearance against a Power Five opponent.
Allen finished the game 9 of 24 for 64 yards, with an interception and zero touchdowns. Allen entered the game with one touchdown and seven interceptions in two career games against Power Five programs. Some of the blame goes to his supporting cast, but this game certainly did not help matters.
Performance in college games is not the be-all, end-all for prospects, but this game certainly couldn’t have helped Allen. Will he still secure a top five spot during the draft process next spring? It will be interesting to see how assessments adjust in the coming months.
Josh Allen is regarded as a MUCH better pro prospect than Lamar Jackson by NFL talent evaluators. And that's not changing anytime soon— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) September 17, 2017