Mel Kiper on Josh Allen's 2017 struggles: 'Stats are for losers'

Mel Kiper on Josh Allen's 2017 struggles: 'Stats are for losers'

Mel Kiper on Josh Allen's 2017 struggles: 'Stats are for losers'

Though the NFL Draft is still months away, ESPN draft expert Mel Kiper has his first mock draft up and it suggests the top of the board will be a scramble for quarterbacks.

Kiper said Carlson, a three-time Lou Groza Award finalist, "didn't have the great year he anticipated" but was still the top kicker in the draft.

I have mentioned Allen's stats for a while and his career 56 percent completion percentage and some point to his surrounding cast, as does Kiper.

"Remember at the beginning of the year they were missing key starters at running back, wide receiver, tight end and center. That is why he had some struggles at Iowa starting out the season". Bulking up the front-seven on defense could be one of the priorities of the offseason for New England, and Kiper did that by having them take defensive end Rasheem Green from USC. Hill was drafted in the fifth round by the Atlanta Falcons and ended the season with the Cincinnati Bengals.

At No. 32, however, he chose to turn to the defensive side of the ball for the New England Patriots.

Kiper held a teleconference to talk about the NFL Draft since he just released his first mock draft, and there were some doozy out there regarding the former Wyoming quarterback.

Allen will play in the Reese's Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama, on January 27.

As for being a victor he went 15-9 in games he started (he left the Air Force game at half which was a win) in two years and completed 59.3 percent of his passes, 33 touchdowns and four picks in wins. ESPNU and NFL Network will broadcast practices from the Senior Bowl week, which will run January 23-27. He is eligible to play in the Senior Bowl by virtue of completing his bachelor's degree in social science from UW this past December. As a redshirt sophomore in 2016, he guided the Cowboys to an 8-6 record, a spot in the 2016 Mountain West Conference Championship Game and a berth in the 2016 San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl.

Wyoming lost starting receivers Tanner Gentry and Jake Maulhardt, starting running back Brian Hill, starting tight end Jacob Hollister and starting center Chase Roullier after the 2016 season, four of whom were drafted or signed with National Football League teams.

Other analysts have Johnson, who had 1,391 rushing yards and 18 touchdowns, 24 receptions for 194 yards and two scores and a passing touchdown last season, going anywhere from the first to the fourth round. He also rushed for five touchdowns and 204 yards on the season.

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