The Buffalo Bills traded up to No. 7 overall to grab Allen, who was at least in play with the Cleveland Browns to be drafted first. There were eight trades Thursday night in the top 22 picks, with Baltimore moving down twice before taking SC tight end Hayden Hurst. Trading their 12th overall selection and two second round picks for the seventh overall selection with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers opened that door.
With two of the top five-rated QBs - Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield and USC's Sam Darnold - already gone, first and third, respectively, Buffalo's front office wasn't sure Wyoming's Josh Allen would fall to them at No. 12 overall. He instead spent his freshman year playing at California's Reedley Community College, before going to Wyoming in 2015.
Former Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen has apologized for a series of offensive tweets he sent while in high school.
"I do take it on the chin", Allen said during a conference call Thursday night, shortly after being selected with the seventh pick in the National Football League draft.
Regardless, these stories of stupid, ignorant tweets from stupid, ignorant kids will continue to emerge, and the lesson to the less stupid and less ignorant (hopefully) young adults is clear: Get smart and clean up your social-media accounts.
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In the 24 hours prior to the start of the draft, old tweets Rosen had sent surfaced - or were leaked - and to say they were unflattering is an understatement.
Buffalo is gambling that Allen will be able to improve upon his 56-percent completion percentage during his time in college.
Heisman Trophy victor Baker Mayfield became Cleveland's latest attempt to find its franchise quarterback.
This past season saw Allen's efficiency tank, though. Six years ago, I put in on my shoulders.
Buffalo traded up with Tampa Bay to get Allen at No. 7.