04/30/2012 - A closer look at the Chiefs picks: Round 2/44 - Jeff Allen, OT, 6-4, 306, Illinois...In the Chiefs prototypes for each position, Allen falls on the border between guard and tackle. He played 47 games at tackle for the Illini, but the Chiefs are considering moving him to guard to compete with veteran left guard Ryan Lilja. - The Sports Xchange
04/27/2012 - OT Jeff Allen, Illinois -- Allen was a left tackle at Illinois but he grades better as a guard. The four-year starter could get a chance on the perimeter but he's a better athlete than his sloppy body would imply, and has potential to surprise as a solid, workmanlike blocker in the Jeff Backus mold.
01/26/2012 - 2012 SENIOR BOWL THURSDAY: OT Jeff Allen, Illinois: Another collegiate left tackle who was moved inside to guard, Allen looked much more comfortable in tight quarters. He doesn't extend his arms or use his hands as effectively as he should, often allowing rushers into his body, but he holds his own at the point of attack. His weight also looks a bit sloppy, especially in his midsection, which is disappointing from a college left tackle. With Allen, it doesn't always look pretty, but he seems to get the job done. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com