Be careful what you wish for, Josh Allen. The Wyoming star quarterback, who ESPN draft guru Mel Kiper Jr. recently mocked to the Cleveland Browns in his first 2018 NFL Draft mock of the year, recently said he desires to go to Ohio.
The Cleveland Browns, who own the #1 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, are rumored to be interested in the signal caller, but could still be considering other passing options, Penn State stud running back Saquon Barkley and other prospects at the top spot.
Allen to Cleveland has certainly gained significant traction over the past week, however, and Allen hasn’t done anything to calm the storm. In fact, Allen admitted he would relish the opportunity to lift the Browns out of the AFC North cellar:
— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) January 23, 2018
It’s fair to wonder if this is just draft posturing for a talented kid that wants #1 pick money, or if Allen actually wants this kind of a burden. It’s a tall order to take on, too, as the Browns became just the second ever 0-16 team in NFL history last year and have gone 1-31 over their last two seasons.
Allen is saying all of the right things and has the talent to potentially be the guy to cure what ails Cleveland’s offense, but this could also all just be fodder for the NFL Draft cannon. Whether Allen winds up in Cleveland or not remains to be determined, but one thing is for certain; if he’s asking to be drafted by the Browns, he might not know exactly what he’s about to take on.