Jeff Allen scouting report

Jeff Allen OT Illinois #71
Ht: 6’4″Wt: 307  
Strengths:
Strong, physical run blocker; able to get low and drive his man back. Strong lower body allows him to anchor against the bull rush. Experienced at left and right tackle, often lining up on both sides of the line during the same game. Will have decent to above-average quickness for the position if moved inside to guard. Four-year starter.
Weaknesses:
Limited athleticism. Lacks the foot quickness to play left tackle, and may ultimately be best suited to play guard. Field awareness appears to be lacking; seems to lose track of the play at times and ends up taking himself out of the play when he could attempt to get downfield and pick up another block. Does not have a great overall build and weight/conditioning could prove to be an issue as he gets older. Despite experience, still makes a lot of rookie mistakes (penalties, lack of awareness).
Comments:
Allen is a decent mid-round prospect as a right tackle or guard. He can play at the next level, but what you see is what you get. There’s limited room for growth as a tackle due to his average athleticism. However, if he continues to improve his strength he could develop into a quality starting guard.
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Posted on by Ryan McCrystal in Scouting Reports - 2012 2 Comments

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