Height: 6-4. Weight: 250.
Projected 40 Time: 4.60.
Projected Round (2019): Top-16.
In 2018, Allen totaled 88 tackles with 21.5 tackles for a loss, 17 sacks, five forced fumbles and four passes batted. Prior to dominating Vanderbilt and South Carolina, the senior was phenomenal in leading Kentucky to upsets over Florida and Mississippi State. He came up with some massive plays to lead a comeback over Missouri as well.
In the passing-driven NFL, edge defenders who can get after the quarterback are always in demand. Due to his speed, athleticism, size, strength and length, Allen has the potential to be an impactful edge defender with double-digit sack potential as a pro. In the ground game, Allen is a solid defender. He has good instincts, reads his keys well, and consistently is around the ball.
Allen is an ideal 3-4 outside linebacker with his ability to rush the passer and drop into coverage. If he is drafted to play in a 4-3, he still will be a good player. Allen could revolve from Sam - strong side - linebacker and defensive end. On top of being a complete player, Allen is known to be a high-character individual who is a team leader and hard worker.
Josh is going somewhere in the top 10 more than likely. Will it be to the 49ers?
Dude is lightening fast, but more technique will be needed for the NFL