Does college completion rate correlate with NFL success?
Josh Allen was on PFT Live to discuss the draft process and he was asked if there were any parts of the draft process that bothered him. He mentioned that he was tired of people talking about concerns about his inaccuracy. Does he have a right to be annoyed by the concerns? Do his competitors have flaws? Will his low completion percentage in college define his NFL career?
Should Allen be annoyed?
Any person who is constantly criticized about their perfomance at their job would be tired of hearing everyone else’s opinion of their work but is it smart to comment on it? If Allen is the top overall pick or ends up with one of the New York teams, the amount of criticism he will endure will greatly surpass this. Allen comes off thin-skinned when this topic is broached. The topic is greatly overblown but Allen would be better served to accept the number for what it is and talk about how people will never remember 56% once his career begins
Why is Allen’s passing percentage the talk of the media?
UCLA QB Josh Rosen has questions about whether he is a “football guy”. While Rosen makes many head-scratching comments, they seem overblown. Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield has a unique personality with some baggage that might interfere with his ability to perform in the NFL. A greater concern should be the history of Air Raid quarterbacks in the league. Louisville QB Lamar Jackson has a low completion percentage and somehow fit into a stereotype that he doesn’t have an NFL body. USC QB Sam Darnold was a turnover machine in college. All of these quarterbacks have baggage but Allen’s is the most talked about.