Christopher Allen

Christopher Allen

Measurements
  • Height
    6034
  • Hand
    10
  • VJ
  • Weight
    238lbs
  • Arm
    33
  • Speed
ED Combine Averages
  • Height
    6032
  • Hand
    9 3/4
  • VJ
    33.25
  • Weight
    265lbs
  • Arm
    33 1/4
  • Speed
    4.8
Jamie Kelly - Scout
Christopher Allen
  • Overall Rank
    221
  • Position Rank
    24
  • Position
    ED
  • Team
    ALABAMA

Stats

Year Games Played Tackles TFL Pressure % Sacks Misc. Stats
2017 7 3 2 3.9% 0 1 FFs
2019 13 5 4 10.2% 1
2020 13 22 7 12.6% 7 2 FFs
2021 1 2 0 33.0% 1 1 FFs

Build

Does he have prototype size? What is body type? What is growth potential?

Adequate height and weight. Adequate frame with above the line arm length. Broad shoulders, with muscular, above the line upper body that thins at the waist. Adequate lower body thickness. Durability is a concern following two season-ending injuries in 2018 (Torn ACL) and 2021 (Fractured Foot).

  • Size
    6
  • Length
    6
  • Frame/Durability
    5
Grade 5.7

Mental

Is he instinctual? Does he play with urgency?

Adequate snap timing and anticipation. Above the line instincts and run/pass diagnosis particularly vs. RPO. Outstanding contain EDGE defender, quick to read the mesh point and initiate pursuit. Above the line toughness through contact and above the line motor/effort, will rush to finish a delayed or scrambling QB.

  • Toughness
    7
  • Instincts
    7
  • Effort/Motor
    7
Grade 7.0

Athleticism

Does he have the athletic traits you want?

Adequate AA, with adequate speed, and average explosiveness. Above the line COD and adequate body control, with an adequate ability to drop and cover Curl/Hook/Flat zones. Average overall bend and cornering ability due to adequate ankle flexion, limited hip, and limited knee flexibility. Outstanding play strength and above the line anchor at the POA to set the edge.

  • Explosiveness
    5
  • Speed
    6
  • Body Control
    6
  • Flexibility/Bend
    5
  • Change of Direction
    7
  • Play Strength
    8
Grade 6.2

Technical

Does he have a refined skill set? Is he a projection or is his game developed enough to contribute early?

Limited get-off vs. Pass, does not have the consistent anticipation or burst to beat OTs off the line. Limited pass rush repertoire: an adequate long arm out of pure edge rush is the most effective, offset by poor spin, swim and single-hand swipe moves. Limited overall UOH in the pass rush, has adequate hand speed and power, hampered by poor timing and placement. Adequate rush angles and closing speed, once free of a blocker has above the line instincts, pursuit and wrap tackle to close out pass or run. Above the line run defender. Outstanding play temperament, especially vs. read option/ RPO as the backside EDGE, shows above the line patience and instincts to read and impact the run or interfere with the pass by getting a hand up. Above the line at the POA vs. Zone and Gap. Outstanding play strength and above the line arm length ensure he consistently controls blockers in the run game. Above the line UOH in the run game and above the line ability to disengage. Above the line instincts help him read and shed to the play side, consistently around the ball to finish a run down.

  • Get Off/Initial Burst
    4
  • Pass Rush
    4
  • Heavy Handedness
    7
  • Point of Attack
    7
  • Disengage
    7
  • Closing Speed
    6
  • Twitch/Suddenness
    5
  • Play Temperament
    8
Grade 6.0

Grading Scale

  • 10
    Rare
  • 9
    Elite
  • 8
    Outstanding
  • 7
    Above the Line
  • 6
    Adequate
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Limited
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Deficient
  • 1
    Reject

Summary

What role does he play? What is his initial projection?
Christopher Allen is a Redshirt Senior at Alabama who has started 12 of 34 career games. Four-star ILB/OLB coming out of high school. Was rated No.104 in the nation by 247Sports and won US Today's Defensive Player of the Year in Louisiana as a Senior. Saw limited time at EDGE as a Freshman in 2017, before a training camp Torn ACL ruled him out for the entire 2018 campaign. Returned from injury in 2019, featuring as a rotational/backup Defensive End. In 2020 was promoted to starting DE and flourished, being named Second-Team All-SEC, as Alabama went on to win the National Championship. Elected to return to school for Redshirt Senior 2021 campaign, but a fractured foot in the season opener vs. Miami caused him to miss the remainder of the season. Allen is an instinctive, well-coached and dependable EDGE defender that has started on successful Alabama defenses under Head Coach Nick Saban. He projects to the NFL as an adequate, starting-caliber 43 defensive end or 34 outside linebacker for a team that needs an above the line run defender to compensate for a lighter/ pass-first defensive front. He likely won't wow with pass rush or sack totals but projects to be a robust, reliable, and consistent EDGE for an NFL defense.

Film Watched

  • iconBest Game
  • v Florida SEC Championship
  • Dec - 19 - 2020
  • 1 Sack, 5 Tackles in solid overall game
  • iconWorst Game
  • AT Ole Miss
  • Oct - 10 - 2020
  • Struggled with drive and down blocks in the run game
Best Trait
Play Temperament
Pro Comparison
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