Kentucky's Allen says he's the draft's best player
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LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky Wildcats pass rusher Josh Allen, who chased down a lot of quarterbacks in the fall, might not be able to close the gap on Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray — widely projected as the top pick in next month’s draft. But Allen still believes he’s the “best overall player.”
“You can just watch the film, watch the games,” Allen told ESPN on Friday at the Kentucky pro day. “If you’re talking about stats, I mean, I finished second in the nation in sacks, playing in the SEC, which doesn’t throw the ball as much as other conferences.
“I’m physical. I played the whole season. I played every game. I’m healthy. I just think I’m the best edge rusher, the best pass rusher, the best overall player in this draft.”
Josh Allen is scheduled to visit several teams over the next few weeks, including the 49ers, Raiders and Giants. Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
Allen decided not to work out at the school’s pro day, opting to stand on his scouting-combine workout. Allen will visit several teams in the coming weeks, including the San Francisco 49ers, Oakland Raiders, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New York Giants and Detroit Lions, according