Jeff Allen Scouting Report

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Jeff Allen Scouting Report

Position: OT
Conference: Big10
School: Illinois Fighting Illini
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #71
Height & Weight: 6'5 - 315 lbs.
Draft Prediction: Third Round
Drafted 2.12 in 2012 by KC

2012 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash5.28
Bench press26
Vertical jump27.5
Broad jump8'6
Three-cone drill8.01
20-yard shuttle4.90

2012 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Jeff Allen, OT, Illinois

Jeff Allen is a thick offensive line prospect who has the talent to play at a few spots along the line. He played left and right tackle in college and will likely move inside once he enters the NFL.

Allen could afford to slim down and add more muscle mass to his upper body. That said, he's still a pretty good athlete for a man of his size and girth. He has good feet and decent length. When at the point of attack, he lunges a bit (which he'll need to work on, especially if an injury occurs to a teammate and he's asked to step in at tackle).

He's a better pass blocker and does well attacking as an in-line blocker. When engaged, he needs to learn to keep his knees bent and not lose leverage. Allen has a nice reaction time, gets off at the snap cleanly and quickly. He doesn't play out of control and could develop into a starter at guard. He can identify defenders who stunt and can quickly find his man when pulling in or out.

Allen's positional versatility and elite pass protection should carry him earlier in the draft.

Last Updated Apr-28-2012 by Matt De Lima

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