Were it not for miracles in Minnesota, the New Orleans Saints may have made another deep Super Bowl in 2017. Alas, not every team can be as successful in U.S. Bank Stadium as the Detroit Lions. Better tackling next time, Saints.
But 2017 is over and JacobNL is here to general manage the Saints to a championship in 2018. With the 27th overall pick in the POD Community Mock draft, JacobNL has selected...
Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen.
Here’s Jacob’s reasoning for the pick:
The Saints were one of the surprise teams of last year, and we’re the NFC favorite to reach the Super Bowl at some point during the season. They were one missed tackle away from reaching the NFC Championship game, in fact. They are one or two pieces or even none away from reaching the Super Bowl last season.
There are some minor holes on the roster that could use plug-and-play rookies. I was eyeing Rashaan Evans, Sam Hubbard, and Leighton Vander Esch. All of those went before my pick. The most likely scenario is that the Saints will trade up or down (they are extremely aggressive in moving up in recent years) to pick the guy they want. So let’s talk about my pick. It’s Josh Allen.
Although he wasn’t on my original list due to my presumption he was going to be picked in the top 10, it came as a surprise to me he was still on the board. Reports were that the Saints were aggressively pursuing Patrick Mahomes last year before the Chiefs jumped them and picked him, ultimately forcing New Orleans to go with Marshon Lattimore.
This year they get the big gunslinger they want. Josh Allen can make all the throws and isn’t afraid to make all the throws (for better and worse). He misses some feeling for the game but also shows flashes he is able to. Allen struggles to go through his progressions at times but has a great pocket presence, which is rare to see at the college levels.
Simply put, Allen is a great physical talent with both upsides and question marks. He’s the ideal candidate to sit behind Hall Of Famer Drew Brees. Also the reports are he is massively improving his accuracy with the current coaching he is receiving. Imagine an NFL position coach… Hit me up with questions in the comments!
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