My Scouting Report for Josh Allen




Josh Allen

Team : Jacksonville Jaguars | Sports : Football | Position : DE | Status : Active | Location :United States

Player Scouting Report

Players Scouting Reviewer : myles.whitmore . Position :Linebacker [LB]

Category
Score
Comments
Speed
7.00
Allen exhibits good speed for a DE, but average speed for an OLB.
Tackling
8.30
Usually, a great form tackler but misses occasional tackles because he overcommits or fails to wrap up well.
Pursuit
9.20
Allen is always looking to try and strip the ball out or recover a fumble. He never gives up on a play until the whistle sounds.
Power
6.70
Allen had the power to move back TEs but wasn't as successful at moving around OTs.
Play Recognition
8.40
Josh Allen is good at reading offenses because of his incredible vision and IQ. However, he sometimes is a little slow to react and gets fooled too often on read-options.
Strength
7.00
Allen struggles to physically fend off OTs on the edge.
Blitzing
7.80
Josh Allen excelled at Kentucky as a pass-rushing OLB. However, he struggles to fend off offensive tackles and needs to develop better finesse and power moves.
Pass Coverage
7.90
Allen has the range, recognition, and length necessary to cover short flat routes.
Durability
9.70
Never missed a game in his collegiate career but did miss a series last season due to injury.
Character
10.0
Allen has no red flags.
Intangibles
9.20
Josh Allen possesses good play recognition, technique, and a high motor.
Consistency
7.40
Josh Allen is mostly consistent, but he has lapses and drives where he is unable to make an impact because of his difficulty fending off OTs.
Strengths
Josh Allen is a speedy, smart edge rusher whose motor and pursuit help him to terrorize opposing backfields. One of Allen's best traits is his play recognition because of his ability to read and react in order to be effective in the pass-rushing, run defense, and coverage games. Furthermore, Josh Allen has a good tackling technique to disrupt run games and make a difference in the passing game.
Weaknesses
Josh Allen struggles to fend off opposing OTs because of his limited arsenal of counters. In fact, most of his fumble recoveries and best sacks came when he was going against weak OTs, TEs or was unblocked. In addition, he struggles to make even a small impact when he is double-teamed and sometimes fails at wrapping up and finishing tackles.
Overall Analysis
Josh Allen is a phenomenal talent, who will be good at the NFL level as an edge rusher. He has the skills necessary to be a great run defender and make it difficult for opposing signal-callers. According to multiple sources, the Jacksonville Jaguars are going to convert Allen from a DE to an OLB. Allen is going to need to get stronger and add more pass-rushing counters to his arsenal if he is going to be a successful DE. This is because of the fact that Allen struggled mightily against NCAA OTs when rushing off the edge, and often was pushed back and moved around. However, because of his speed and play recognition, Allen should expect to be a good addition to the Jaguars front seven.
Compares to
If he's a DE then Dante Fowler.
potential
0
Untapped potential
peak potential
post peak