Jeff Allen Scouting Report
|School:||Illinois Fighting Illini|
|Height & Weight:||6'5 - 315 lbs.|
|Draft Prediction:||Third Round|
2012 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:
Jeff Allen, OT, Illinois
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.