So how are the nine mistakes made ahead of Josh Rosen doing?

Josh Rosen, Miami Dolphins. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
Josh Rosen, Miami Dolphins. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /
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Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills
Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /

Pick Analysis. QB. Wyoming Cowboys. 7. Scouting Report. Josh Allen. player. 16

It’s interesting. The one quarterback picked ahead of Rosen that we all knew was going to be worse than him was Josh Allen. Well, it turns out he went to a great situation in the Buffalo Bills at No. 7 overall. Though accuracy remains an issue, Allen helped Buffalo reach the playoffs last year and has been a fantasy football darling nonetheless. Dare we say it, there’s a lot of optimism here.

In two seasons, Allen is 15-12 as a starter, including a 10-win campaign last season. Though his first-year numbers weren’t great (52. 8 completion percentage, 2,074 yards, 10 touchdowns, 12 interceptions), Allen took his game to a higher level in year two under Brian Daboll’s tutelage. He could be knocking on a Pro Bowl nod if the Bills end up winning the AFC East next season.

In his second year out of Wyoming, Allen completed 58.8 percent of his passes for 3,089 yards, 20 touchdowns and nine interceptions. It’s nothing to write home about, but playing for a defensive-minded head coach in Sean McDermott and in a ball-control offense, Allen at his very core is playing winning football for the Bills. Now, he’s got a No. 1 receiver in Stefon Diggs to work with.

What this comparison between Allen and Rosen tells you more than anything is that situation is beyond absolutely everything when it comes to young quarterbacks. Allen is beginning to blossom in his situation, while Rosen might be looking for his third NFL team in as many seasons since he was drafted No. 10 overall by the Arizona Cardinals in 2018. That feels like eons ago at this point.