Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen has accepted an invitation to participate in this month’s Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala., filling the eighth and final quarterback spot.
Invitations are typically offered to seniors, but graduating fourth-year juniors like Allen are eligible as well.
Widely considered a likely first-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, Allen will join Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma State’s Mason Rudolph, Washington State’s Luke Falk, Western Kentucky’s Mike White, Virginia’s Kurt Benkert, Richmond’s Kyle Lauletta and Troy’s Brandon Silvers as the QBs in attendance. Mayfield is the only other prospect of the group likely to go in Round 1, while Rudolph and Falk are pegged as mid-round prospects.
The Denver Broncos will coach the North team and the Houston Texans will coach the South, with practices from Jan. 23-25 and the game Jan. 27, all at Ladd-Peebles Stadium.
Broncos general manager John Elway was vocal earlier this month about the team’s desire to upgrade at quarterback, calling it “the No. 1 goal” of the offseason. Elway was in attendance for Allen’s final collegiate game, when the 21-year-old threw for three touchdowns in a win over Central Michigan in the Famous Idaho Potatoes Bowl. The Broncos hold the No. 5 pick in the 2018 draft.
Allen finished his collegiate career with 365 completions on 649 attempts (56 percent) for 5,066 yards, 44 touchdowns and 21 interceptions.
The Senior Bowl’s website lists 113 players who have accepted invitations to the event. Full rosters will be announced Jan. 17.
–Field Level Media