Controls blockers with violent hands. Impressive agility and quick feet for a near 300lber. Possesses short area lateral quickness and closing burst. Big time motor and tracks the ball all over the field. Coordinated, efficient mover in space making him appear faster than he is. Stood out on a talent laden Alabama squad and improved every year playing on the edge and inside. High character guy and a team leader.
Just an adequate get off. Struggles at times to redirect and change directions if he sold out one way. Slightly undersized to play inside and not especially dynamic to play on the edge. Surrounded by talent and had many big plays served up to him. Pedestrian testing at the combine in virtually every subset. Rumors floating around about some teams being concerned about his shoulder injuries.
Allen versatility stands out. Saw a lot of snaps at DT this year. He spent most of last season and part of this season on the edge at DE. He's even dropped effectively at Bama. When I first watched him last season I thought he was kind of a Terrell Suggs/Jarrett Johnson/Paul Kruger, type OLB/DE. This season, playing more inside, I think he's looking kind of like a heavier Robert Ayers, or smaller Jurrell Casey. His less than ordinary athletic testing suggests he'll primarily be an interior guy at the next level.
Pro Comparison: Jurrell Casey