Josh Allen Scouting Report

Josh Allen Scouting Report
(USA TODAY Sports)

Strengths:

  • Elite size
  • Elite speed
  • Elite explosiveness
  • Versatile–can cover or rush the passer
  • Great hand usage
  • Lateral quickness
  • Can matchup against athletic tight ends
  • Great bend throughout

Weaknesses:

  • Play recognition
  • Would like to see more aggression and power in his play
  • Does not contain the edge
  • Catches rather than pop with hands
  • Freelances inside, allowing himself to get sealed

Size: 6’5 245lbs

Analysis: Josh Allen was a two-star recruit coming out of high school and seemingly came out of nowhere to dominate the SEC. High expectations were set for Allen in 2018 and he exceeded them, winning the Bednarik Award and the Nagurski Trophy for being one of the top defenders in college football. The First-team AP All-American and first-team All-SEC pick led the Wildcats with 88 tackles in 13 games, tied for sixth nationally with 21.5 tackles for loss and ranked second in the FBS in both sacks (17) and forced fumbles (five). He is the most versatile linebacker in this class because he is elite at both coverage and rushing the passer. His bend is incredible and his balance is fun to watch. Allen’s diverse skill-set could offer a creative defensive mind a fun toy to deploy around the field, but his NFL value will rest in his ability to menace the pocket as 3-4 rush linebacker. He’s fine-tuned a couple of go-to rush moves but will need to continue to diversify his rush portfolio as a pro. He will need to show he can handle NFL size and power–because he won’t be able to rely solely on his athleticism at the next level. If he is committed to the work, he can become one of the great 3-4 LB’s in the league.

Dan’s Rank: Top 3 overall

NFL Comparison: Leonard Floyd

Draft Projection: Top 3 overall

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