In Allen, the Bills land the most physically-talented quarterback in the class.
Earlier this month, the former Tide quarterback said he believes "a lot of people" overvalue certain attributes when evaluating potential National Football League quarterbacks, specifically arm strength, when asked about potentially playing the role of a "bridge quarterback" should the Bills select a QB in the first-round, according to Matthew Fairburn of NYup.com.
Allen, at one point, was in the mix for the No. 1 overall pick. "53 and 56 - along with the 12th overall pick from Buffalo, which also acquired the 255th pick".
Allen will join former Alabama star quarterback AJ McCarron in Buffalo. To be clear, I am not comparing him to Roethlisberger, just that that part of their game is similar. It's one of the greatest moments of my life.
He's got the size that teams and GMs covet, and he shows flashes of absolute brilliance by not only making throws that no other quarterback in this class could think about making but to do so easily.
Allen was perhaps the most polarizing of the quarterbacks, and the picture only became fuzzier Thursday morning when tweets surfaced from his high school days which could be construed as racist. "I'm a PC gamer, so like, I'm going to start doing the Twitch thing in my spare time".
"That's my plan - to show the type of person I am now". They know who I am, I know who I am. "I apologize for what I did".
McDermott is high on character, but he seems fine with what he heard from Allen Thursday and is ready to move on.
When asked about the tweets, Allen said, "I'm looking forward to getting in with my teammates and making sure they understand and see the real me". "He needs a year behind a professional, but I love his intangibles". He said the team spoke with Allen on Thursday, as well as his coach and some of his teammates.
Football-wise, Allen seemed like the ideal fit for the Bills all along.
"He's got the biggest arm I've seen since JaMarcus Russell, and JaMarcus Russell was a bust", NFL Network's Mike Mayock said.
Allen was projected to be a first-round draft pick as early as this time last season. He's played in snow, rain and wind so playing in Buffalo won't be anything new to him. His completion percentage stayed consistent (56.3%), but his AY/A dropped to a less-than-nice 6.9 while his efficiency rating sat at 127.8. The First Take host details Allen's apology in the video above. "Obviously, he has to learn how to be a little bit more accurate and he's got to throw with timing and anticipation".
Wyoming coach Craig Bohl lauded Allen's impact on his program.