Trey Lance is one of the top prospects in the upcoming NFL draft and is widely considered to be a lock to go in the top 10. Lance is great at playing QB, but a knock against him is that he hadn’t played top tier competition in his collegiate career. So Bills QB Josh Allen had advice for the NDSU product.
Similar to Lance, Josh Allen was also one of the highly touted prospects to come out of college football not too long ago. And similarly, there were plenty of people wondering if he could make the jump to the NFL because he didn’t play against the biggest names in college football while at Wyoming.
But three years in, Josh Allen has proven all his doubters wrong. Thus, having gone through the grind, Allen had advice for NDSU Prospect Trey Lance as he heads into one of the biggest nights of his life.
Lance has a lot of the same issues Josh Allen had at Wyoming.
Accuracy is an issue right now, and it may carry into the NFL, but Allen shored up those issues just put together an MVP caliber season.
Lance may be a bit raw coming out, but he’ll be great down the line.
— TJ (@iamtjs_) April 8, 2021
Josh Allen told Trey Lance that he should just focus on his game.
In a video for the NFL, Allen sent a message to Lance telling him how to do the silence the critics.
“Trey, what’s up man? Josh Allen with the Bills here. Let me tell you something,” Allen said. “You’re always going to have doubters. I’ve heard it all before. ‘You’re not good enough to play quarterback in the NFL. You’re untested. Your competition is too weak.’ Ignore them. Get on the field and let your game do the talking. It’s time to make some noise, Trey.”
— Bradley Gelber (@BradleyGelber) April 13, 2021
Trey Lance suited up for ND state in his 3 years at college, as he went to cultivate a name for himself. He threw 2,786 passing yards on 192 completions to go with 28 touchdowns through 16 games played in the 2019 season. He even won the Jerry Rice Award, and Walter Payton Award, as he steered his team to the NCAA FCS Championship in 2019.
However, the FCS decided that they would cancel the 2020 season because of the Covid pandemic. Thus Lance got only 1 exhibition game to showcase his talent, unlike the other QB prospects in the draft.
NDSU QB Trey Lance (@treylance09) Highlights
Lance did things last season you only see in video games. He threw for 2,786 yards & 28 TDs while rushing for 1,100 yards & 14 TDs. He had 42 totals TDs without throwing any interceptions #GoBison
— JustBombsProductions (@JBP_Official) May 5, 2020
The often-overlooked truth about the success of most QBs is the situation they’re thrust into plays a crucial role in guiding their career. Allen was lucky to have gotten drafted to a an organisation that helped him flourish through the years. But Sam Darnold on the other hand, had the talent to be a star but the Jets situation just couldn’t bring out the best in him.
The 2018 #NFL draft:
5 qbs taken in the first round
2 have essentially been given up on
2 are solid starters
1 is on an elite track
— Shomari Block (@theblockishot3) April 5, 2021
Lance certainly has the skills to be a franchise QB. The NDSU product will conduct his second pro day next week to give clubs one more chance to get an up-close look at what he has to offer before the draft kicks off on April 29.