Bills trade up, draft Wyoming QB Josh Allen 7th overall

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The Bills entered the night with the 12th overall pick and to move up on the draft board, made a trade with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He finished 365 of 649 for 5,066 yards passing with 44 touchdowns and 21 interceptions in 27 games with the Cowboys. Allen is a 6'5, 230-pound quarterback with a rocket for an arm, and that's the kind of player that teams typically line up for the chance to acquire.

The big-armed pivot may be the most polarizing prospect in the draft.

The potential No. 1 pick apologized for the now-deleted tweets to ESPN's Stephen A. Smith early Thursday (April 26), hours before the NFL Draft.

Josh Allen does not believe his NFL Draft position will be affected by the appearance of insensitive tweets sent from his Twitter account in 2012 and 2013.

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The idea that Schefter is putting forth is that there was a team lower in the draft who found this information, and chose to time its release to tank Allen's draft stock at the last second to give that team a shot at snagging him. The Cleveland Browns are reporting mulling between Allen and reigning Heisman Trophy victor Baker Mayfield of Oklahoma for the top overall pick, multiple media outlets reported this week.

Wyoming coach Craig Bohl says Allen had "great relationships with his teammates and our fan base" and Allen "embraced diversity" while at Wyoming.

At No. 2 overall, the New York Giants selected Penn State running back Saquon Barkley, and the New York Giants took Darnold at No. 3.

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