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Rachael Van Oranje: Josh Allen and his big arm are overrated

Josh Allen had draft evaluators and scouts drooling after his impressive pro day. Courtesy photo

Former Wyoming QB Josh Allen may have the best arm in this year's draft, but arm strength doesn't neccessarily equate to success in the NFL. Short horizontal passes are the focus of most NFL offenses, so Allen's ability to throw the ball 80-yards is more impressive than useful at the next level. Draft evaluators need to be more focused on the film than pro day performances.

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After Yordan Alvarez suffered an injury on Thursday from colliding into Jeremy Peña in short left field, many fans and media are questioning whether Alvarez should DH exclusively to keep injuries like this from happening.

While this may prevent injuries from happening in left field, there are numerous ways of getting hurt, such as running the bases, and we saw Alvarez miss some time recently with a hand injury from swinging the bat.

Plus, playing Yordan in left where he's at least an average outfielder, allows veterans like Michael Brantley and Jose Altuve to slide in the DH spot to get some much-needed rest over the course of the season. And there's an argument being made that Yordan is better at the plate when he's playing the field.

Be sure to check out the video above as we debate this hot topic!

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