|Ashburn (VA) Stone Bridge defensive end Jonathan Allen|
Name: Jonathan Allen
Weight: 225 lbs.
Position: Defensive end
School: Ashburn (VA) Stone Bridge
Notes: Holds offers from Boston College, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Oklahoma, Penn State, Rutgers, Stanford, Tennessee, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest . . . Had 12 sacks as a junior in 2011 . . . Rivals 4-star and #100 player nationally . . . 247 Sports 4-star, 96 grade, #1 WDE, #24 overall
Strengths: Can be explosive off the ball . . . Shows good straight-line speed
Weaknesses: Often stands up way too high coming off the ball . . . Does not use hands well to shed blockers . . . Does not change direction well . . . Lacks consistent effort in pursuit to ballcarrier . . . Takes poor angles when chasing from behind . . . Shows too much passivity when defending the run . . . Needs to finish tackles
Projection: Strongside defensive end in a 4-3. Allen lacks the agility to play in space and does not display the one-on-one pass rushing ability to be a weakside end. His best fit appears to be as a strongside end, but he’ll have to add significant size and strength to hold up.
Reminds me of: Ken Wilkins
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