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Jonathan Allen Scouting Report, DE/DT, Alabama. 2016 NFL Draft

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Now we are going to take a look at one of the many Alabama stars who can come out this April.

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Introduction

Hometown: Leesburg, Virginia

High School: Stone Bridge HS

Recruitment: 5-Star Recruit by both ESPN and Rivals as a OLBer

Injuries/Discipline: Has a shoulder that acts up now and then, but doesn’t hamper him

Awards

2014 first team All-SEC by the Associated Press

2015 All-SEC First Team defense

Measurables

Height: 6'3"

Weight: 275

Class: Junior

Projected 40 Time: 4.75

Stats

Year Sacks TFL PBU QB Hurries FF Tackles
2015 12 14.5 4 6 2 36
2014 5 11 1 7 0 32
2013 .5 3 0 1 1 15

Positives

  • Is very strong at the point of attack

  • Needs to be double and sometimes triple teamed

  • Good closing speed

  • Sets the edge well

  • Powerful hands

  • Versatile

  • Surprising quickness

  • Has a great bull rush

Negatives

  • Not an edge bender

  • Doesn’t stand up

  • Doesn’t drop into coverage

  • Doesn’t have a great get-off

Conclusion

Jonathan Allen is another Alabama defender who is going to get a lot of first round looks in April. The Jets need another edge rusher to match up with Lorenzo Mauldin for the future. As good as Jonathan Allen is, I don’t think he is the edge rusher for us. Allen belongs with his hands in the dirt as a 4-3 DE, or DT. I think it would be detrimental to Jonathan to stand him up. We need a speed guy to go with Mauldin’s mauler style. Allen is a mauler also. Allen will make a team very lucky for taking him, but I don’t think that the Jets are the match for him.

Draft Grade: 91

90-100 = Exceptional Talent

80-90 = Impact Player

70-80 = NFL Starter

60-70 = Solid NFL Potential

50-60 = Draftable - Lot of work needed

>50 = Undraftable, - Long Shot To Stick