Scouting Report written by: Andrew Parsons
Jeff Allen is a finesse offensive lineman who can play either guard or tackle. He is an experienced player and looks very natural playing the game. However, his poor conditioning, lack of physicality, and passive techniques give you some pause.
Allen offers positional versatility as he can be effective at guard or tackle. One of Allen’s best qualities is his ability to bend and stay low through his kick slide, and ultimately contact with the defender. He gets off the ball well and has shown the ability to execute reach blocks to seal the perimeter. In the run game he also does a good job of staying with his man. Everything about his game looks natural and it appears that he has a high football IQ.
Allen’s frame is less than ideal. He appears to be very soft, especially in the midsection, and he lacks great height or arm length. Allen is definitely more of a finesse player and frequently catches the defender instead of actively engaging. His hand placement is spotty and he will lose leverage due to this.