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Wyoming QB Josh Allen To Forego Senior Season, Enter NFL Draft

Josh Allen throwing the ball.

SAN DIEGO, CA - DECEMBER 21: Josh Allen #17 of the Wyoming Cowboys passes the ball during the first half of the Poinsettia Bowl at Qualcomm Stadium on December 21, 2016 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

Josh Allen is headed to the NFL.

Before the 2017 season began, three college quarterbacks stood above the rest as potential NFL starters. Sam Darnold of USC, Josh Rosen of UCLA, and Josh Allen of little-known Wyoming.

All three were projected to be top-5 picks, but after a series of injuries derailed his 2017 season, Allen found himself sliding among ESPN analysts big boards.

No more.

The Wyoming quarterback put together an impressive game in the Cowboys' win over Central Michigan in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. Allen threw for three touchdowns, but more importantly, made all the throws an NFL scout would want to see.

After the game, he announced his intentions to enter the 2018 NFL draft.

Both Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay have Allen as the No. 3 quarterback entering the 2018 draft. Both analysts differ on his overall, rank, but both have him as a top-15 prospect. In Todd McShay's latest mock draft, he has Allen going to the Broncos as No. 5.

Broncos GM John Elway was in attendance for Allen's stellar performance against the Chippewas.