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4 minutes ago, JGMcD2 said:

Quote the rest of my post with all of the excerpts from the Ringer, CBS, The Baltimore Sun, USA Today... 

 

The Baltimore Sun is a pay page.  And it comments on the "polarizing" label years after the draft. I don't see one from predraft from the Sun in your list.

 

The Ringer was before the Senior Bowl.  A week after the article you cited, the Ringer published another, which included:

 

"Stats Are for Losers: Josh Allen Hype Season Has Officially Arrived

NFL evaluators are apparently in love with the extremely tall, rocket-armed, small-school QB prospect."  Then the author dogs him again.  The Ringer has spilled a lot of virtual ink since then---backtracking on why they thought so many predraft evaluators (who had Josh as high as the top pick) were wrong.  Oops!

 

The Buffalodown I assume was a joke you included.  That's a site that encourages experts such as you or me to contribute "articles"!  

 

B/R thought he was good enough prospect to go #1 overall.  So did Kiper at one Point.  CBS said it was an A+ move for Buffalo.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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16 hours ago, Mr. WEO said:

 

No, it doesn't.  He was a near consensus pick.  That's the opposite of polarizing.

I thought the consensus was that we got the wrong Josh.  Yes, some (like Kiper) had him #1...even the best in years...others said he was inaccurate and accuracy can't be taught and was a waste of a pick in the early rounds...polar opposite opinions.  He really could not be polarizing unless some thought he was the best prospect.

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1 hour ago, fergie's ire said:

I thought the consensus was that we got the wrong Josh.  Yes, some (like Kiper) had him #1...even the best in years...others said he was inaccurate and accuracy can't be taught and was a waste of a pick in the early rounds...polar opposite opinions.  He really could not be polarizing unless some thought he was the best prospect.


I mean if you throw out all the people that said “we got the wrong Josh”, or “you can’t coach accuracy”, or whatever (I was part of that crowd), then yeah, everybody was totally on the same page...

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1 hour ago, fergie's ire said:

I thought the consensus was that we got the wrong Josh.  Yes, some (like Kiper) had him #1...even the best in years...others said he was inaccurate and accuracy can't be taught and was a waste of a pick in the early rounds...polar opposite opinions.  He really could not be polarizing unless some thought he was the best prospect.


The consensus was that he was not a huge “risk” of a pick. He went where many picked him to go.  He was the best available QB (at the least).  McD certainly wasn’t worried—he agreed with the majority.
 

Almost every 1st round QB pick has opposing draft and scouting opinions about him.   Mayfield was therefore more “polarizing” than Allen by this definition.  

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On 4/12/2021 at 3:19 PM, Rigotz said:

I would agree with "One of the best front offices."

I'm not sold on "The Best Front Office" yet. We're fans of the team so it's easy to get excited about re-signing our own guys, but lets face it:

 

2019 Draft:

1st: Ed Oliver

2nd: Cody Ford (traded up)

3rd: Devin Singletary

3rd : Dawson Knox (traded up)

5th: Vosean Joseph

6th: Jaquan Johnson

7th: Darryl Johnson

7th: Tommy Sweeney

 

2018 Draft: 

1st: Josh Allen - INCREDIBLE PICK.

1st: Tremaine Edmunds (traded way up)

3rd: Harrison Phillips

4th: Taron Johnson

5th: Siran Neal

5th: Wyatt Teller (Great player, but traded away)

6th: Ray-Ray McLoud

7th: Austin Proehl

 

There really is no better team in the entire league at drafting talent, developing it, and retaining it?

I'm sure there is at least 1 team out there that did a better job.

 

Gotta include the 2020 draft as well cause the trade of that 1st round pick for a certain player everyone said we gave up to much for... kinda wound up being the best receiver in football 

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On 4/12/2021 at 1:18 PM, Chandler#81 said:

C’mon, Man! 

Ya gotta put more quotes in when creating a topic of The Athletic. It’s a pay service! Not everybody is willing to fork out cash monthly for a couple worthy articles. The way this reads, doesn’t rate the space it takes up.

 

jmo

 

🤦‍♂️

Agreed.  They make-up nice little articles that nobody outside the selected teams area reads or cares about.  

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On 4/13/2021 at 3:31 PM, Mr. WEO said:


The consensus was that he was not a huge “risk” of a pick. He went where many picked him to go.  He was the best available QB (at the least).  McD certainly wasn’t worried—he agreed with the majority.
 

Almost every 1st round QB pick has opposing draft and scouting opinions about him.   Mayfield was therefore more “polarizing” than Allen by this definition.  


Allen was definitely a huge risk, big project player.  This is why he had so many “haters” and doubters.

 

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.theringer.com/platform/amp/2018/1/23/16925662/josh-allen-nfl-draft-senior-bowl-wyoming

 

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.usatoday.com/amp/564424002

 

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.baltimoresun.com/sports/ravens/bs-pr-sp-ravens-lamar-jackson-josh-allen-afc-divisional-round-20210115-gibp3oabjzgchhlyiqx6nbsnna-story.html%3foutputType=amp


https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/23244329/josh-allen-wyoming-cowboys-ultimate-boom-bust-2018-nfl-draft-prospect

 

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.democratandchronicle.com/amp/500494002
 

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.theringer.com/platform/amp/nfl/2020/10/8/21498755/josh-allen-buffalo-bills-breakout-season-qb-scouting
 

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nfl.com/_amp/2018-nfl-draft-josh-allen-leads-top-10-boom-or-bust-prospects-0ap3000000917164
 

 

 

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By taking care of critical roster business in the opening month of free agency, Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane has better positioned the team to concentrate only on the best available players with each of its seven picks in the NFL Draft, according to renowned football analyst and former pro and college coach Jim Mora Jr.
 

 

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