Josh Allen is one of the four main quarterbacks in contention to be the first pick. Today's Senior Bowl effort didn't hurt.
Josh Allen's team didn't win the Senior Bowl. Of course, the individual effort is much more important for his NFL Draft stock.
Perhaps the three biggest names in the Senior Bowl all played on the North team. Allen had the best day by far.
On the afternoon, the former Wyoming star completed 9-of-13 throws for 158 yards and two touchdowns. That effort was good for a sterling 12.15 yards per attempt.
Allen didn't light the world on fire at Wyoming. He also clearly didn't play the best competition.
However, he possesses all of the physical gifts that NFL folks salivate over. He's 6-foot-5, 230 pounds, and has arm strength for days.
Gil Brandt spent almost three decades as vice president of player personnel for the Dallas Cowboys. He now works for NFL.com as an analyst.
Clearly, he's evaluated some quarterbacks in his day. Today, he was very complimentary of Allen's Senior Bowl performance.
He wasn't the only small-school quarterback to light it up today. Brandt was also impressed with Richmond's Kyle Lauletta.
Lauletta was the best overall quarterback in the game. He was 8-for-12 for 198 yards and three touchdowns, leading the South team to a 45-16 win.
He tossed for 3,516 yards, 27 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions for the Spiders this year. He also rushed for three scores.
Lauletta may find a suitor later in the draft. Allen, however, continues to build his case to be an early first-rounder, if not the first player taken in the 2018 NFL Draft.