A group captain at Kentucky in 2018, Allen racked up 17 quarterback sacks and 21.5 tackles for reduction in addition to five forced fumbles, four pass defenses and two fumble recoveries. The 17 sacks by the consensus 1st-Workforce All-American had been the most by an SEC player in a solitary season given that the NCAA started off formal sack documents in 2000.
“What an athlete,” reported NFL Network’s Charles Davis of Allen. “A relentless competitor on the field and he’s a person of those people guys that the motor never ever turns off.”
Always accessible for the Wildcats, Allen didn’t skip a collegiate game though building 35 starts off in 51 contests. His 31.5 profession sacks and 11 forced fumbles proven and tied university documents respectively, and his 41 tackles for reduction ranks next. The Jets intend to hold their foundation a 3-4 under coordinator Greg Williams, but Williams is renown for utilizing various appears.
“I think I can healthy in any organization, a 4-3 or 3-4,” Allen reported. “Just listening to the GMs, the head coaches and the defensive coordinators discuss, they have my position at every single protection. I imagine I can just healthy in suitable absent and be the player they want me to be.”
When a reporter adopted-up and requested Allen what his position was, the SEC Defensive Participant of the Calendar year smiled and reported, ‘defensive player.’ The 6’5”, 252-pounder believes his flexibility sets him apart as he is confident acquiring soon after quarterbacks and dropping into coverage as well.
“I’ll do whatsoever it normally takes. If a group desires me to fall, I’ll fall,” he reported. “If a group desires me to rush, I’ll rush. If a group desires me to fifty percent, I’ll do whatsoever it normally takes.”