Jonathan Allen
Projection
Round 1
Grade
A
7.10
Dominant Starter

Jonathan Allen

Defensive Tackle
Alabama
  • Year: Junior
  • Height: 6-2 5/8
  • Weight: 286
  • 40-Yard: 5.00
  • Arm: N/A
  • Hand: N/A

Strong Points

A dominant inside defensive lineman. Quick off the ball. Has very good hand use and is both strong and powerful. Never gives ground to an opponent. Very instinctive, always in the right place. Good pursuit player, all-out performer and a strong tackler. Excellent interior pass rusher (22.5 sacks the last 2 seasons) with multiple moves.

Weak Points

Has had labrum surgery on each shoulder and has mild arthritis. Didn't measure as big as expected in Indy and, while he had a good workout, it wasn't special.

The Way We See It

With the shoulder information out there, it has to be a concern. Now it's up to each club's medical staff as to how high he gets drafted. He might be fine but we don't know for sure. As a player he is scheme-versatile, can play as a 5-tech in a 3-man front or a 3-tech in a 4-3 scheme. Most of his play has been on the right side but he has played some on the left. Has lined up both inside and outside in pass rush situations. He has been a dominant college player the last two years and is one of the better inside pass rushers we have seen in years. Should be an impact player as a rookie and could be a perennial Pro Bowl player.