Saints Draft

Five quarterbacks we would love to see replace Drew Brees

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BOSTON, MA - FEBRUARY 07: Jimmy Garoppolo of the New England Patriots holds the Vince Lombardi trophy during the Super Bowl victory parade on February 7, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - FEBRUARY 07: Jimmy Garoppolo of the New England Patriots holds the Vince Lombardi trophy during the Super Bowl victory parade on February 7, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Getty Images) /
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Josh Allen

Allen is the most interesting player on this list. He’s the least-talked about 2018 QB draft prospect, but he rises every day. His transfer from Reedley College to Wyoming was a saving grace for the Cowboys. Like Rosen and Darnold, he could be a top-5 pick in 2018. Unlike those two, and barring a phenomenal senior season, Allen also has the highest chance of falling out of the first round.

That’s music to the ears of Saints fans, as Allen is a no-doubt talent. He returned from a 2015 injury to start all 14 games for Wyoming in 2016. Allen threw for 3,203 yards and 28 touchdowns in those 14 games. His accuracy needs work (56% completion with 15 interceptions), and he has a chance to develop that in 2017. Another concern for some is the weaker competition Allen faces due to playing in a smaller/less talented conference. But there are countless of quarterbacks (Tony Romo, Ben Rothlisberger, Carson Wentz, the list goes on) who have come through the NFL and debunked that stereotype.

Skepticism surrounding Allen would benefit the Saints, especially if they stick to a winning plan. Allen is the most inconsistent prospect of the three, meaning New Orleans may be able to keep their original draft pick (no matter how low it is) and still select Allen. He’s no slouch, though, so don’t let any negative scouting fool you too much. Allen is tall (6′ 5″), has a powerful arm, and will have a perfect combination of raw talent and playing experience to make an impact on the field.

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