2018 NFL Draft

Jeff Allen, OT

School: Illinois  |  Conference: BIG10
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Chicago, IL
Height/Weight: 6-4 / 307 lbs.
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Latest News
04/30/2012 - The Chiefs did not make the AFC field for the playoffs last season, but that did not have general manager Scott Pioli trolling the draft waters for immediate help and contributors to his starting lineups. Instead, Pioli drafted like he's had a solid contender for several seasons, selecting eight draft picks that almost to a man, are down the line players for the Chiefs. "One of the things we talk about is trying to get this team bigger, stronger, faster, tougher and we feel in the last two days we have certainly gotten bigger, stronger, faster, tougher," Pioli said. "We've created quality depth and definitely created competition throughout the football team." BEST PICK: Tackle Jeff Allen: A four-year starter at Illinois at left and right tackle, Allen may be switched to guard with the Chiefs and compete with veteran Ryan Lilja for the starting job at left guard. - The Sports Xchange

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

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