Josh Allen confident tweets won't impact NFL Draft stock

Tanya Simon
April 27, 2018

Potential No. 1 pick Josh Allen took responsibility for inappropriate tweets that he sent while he was in high school after they were made public Wednesday night, noting that their release put him "in a panic".

Allen is among a group of at least four quarterbacks expected to be taken in the first round, and late "character issues" could always impact a prospect's draft stock.

Allen apologised in an interview with ESPN on Thursday and, speaking to NFL Network on the red carpet, reiterated he has grown as a person since posting the tweets.

"If I could go back in time, I would never have done this in a heartbeat". "At the time, I obviously didn't know how harmful it was and now has become. I apologize for what I did".

The Giants hold the No. 2 overall pick in Thursday's draft.

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Assuming that the timing of the release of the Josh Allen tweets wasn't simply one very big coincidence, someone specifically leaked the information in an effort to make Allen look bad so late in the process that he won't have time to undo the damage. "I think they understand who I am as a person, how I've grown".

"It sucks. My family is hurting".

The Cleveland Browns, who own the number one pick in this year's draft, are reported to be considering Allen as the top pick.

Think about the 2016 draft, during which a video of Laremy Tunsil smoking marijuana from a gas-mask bong happened just as the process was getting started, forcing teams at the top to scramble on the fly in an effort to decide whether to draft him or to not draft him. It understandably dominated the draft-day conversation. He was later selected by the Miami Dolphins.

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