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2018 NFL Draft: Wyoming’s Josh Allen goes to the Buffalo Bills with the No. 7 overall pick

Allen now part of the Bills Mafia.

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Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen has a new home. Allen was selected by the Buffalo Bills with the No. 7 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft after the Bills traded up from No. 12 to take the 6’5 slinger.

He was the third quarterback to go in this year’s pass-heavy draft behind No. 1 overall pick Baker Mayfield (Cleveland Browns) out of Oklahoma and USC’s Sam Darnold at No. 3. Allen went 16-9 in his two seasons as a starter for the Cowboys, including an 8-5 record in his final season with Wyoming. In the 2017 season, Allen finished with 1,812 yards on 152-of-270 passing (56%) and 16 touchdowns.

There was some controversy surrounding Allen as racially insensitive tweets from 2012-13 surfaced before the draft. Allen apologized for the old tweets shortly after.

Allen will have an opportunity to earn the starting spot as the Bills signed AJ McCarron in the off-season after trading Tyrod Taylor to the Browns.

He’s pretty excited to be a Bill, to say the least.