The 2017 NFL Draft just wrapped up and all eyes are already looking forward to the 2018 version, and the Mountain West could reverse their draft profile with Wyoming Cowboys quarterback Josh Allen already receiving hype as next year's first overall pick.
One NFL personnel director told ESPN's Adam Schefter to "put it in the books" on Allen being the number one overall pick next year.
Josh Allen the No. 1 pick in 2018?!?! https://t.co/cAmG08IBp6— MWCConnection.com (@MWCConnection) April 30, 2017
That sentiment falls in line with a few draftniks who were discussing Allen as the first pick in the 2017 draft.
Allen showed big promise last year in Laramie in his first full year as the starter where led the Cowboys to the Mointain West title game.
One thing to look out for is to see how well Allen does without running back Brian Hill which gave the offense a balanced look, plus the Cowboys lost their top wide receiver in Tanner Gentry.
Allen also will need to work on his decision making skills. He tends to force things and prime examples are the fourth quarter of the Nebraska game, the Mountain West title game and the final pass in their bowl loss to BYU.
The positives are his size — 6-foot-5, 235 pounds — plus there will no doubt be the connection between Allen and former North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz as he also was coached by Craig Bohl.
A lot can happen from now until the 2018 draft.