Touted Wyoming QB Josh Allen learns about NFL … from Johnny Manziel

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Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen is expected to go near the top of the 2018 NFL draft. So it’s no surprise he’s trying to learn from a former SEC star.

What is a surprise: The one he has selected.

Allen has been working out with former Texas A&M Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel, CBSSports.com reported Thursday.

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And, if that weren’t enough, Allen said Manziel has been instrumental in helping him prepare for the NFL world.

“Johnny has been very informative for me,” Allen said. “Not just on the field but off the field, staying out of the spotlight, doing the right things.”


To refresh one’s memory: Manziel was selected in the first round of the 2014 draft by the Cleveland Browns, but within two years was released after a sequence of off-field issues. At this time, he’s not on any NFL roster.

Though it’s early, most analysts rank Wyoming’s Allen as high as a potential top-five pick in next year’s NFL draft, part of a high-profile quarterback class that may also include players such as USC’s Sam Darnold, UCLA’s Josh Rosen and Louisville’s Lamar Jackson.

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