The Washington Redskins got their much needed interior D-lineman!
The Washington Redskins draft Jon Allen defensive end from Alabama with the 17th pick of the 2017 draft in the first round.
Jon Allan is a beast he is a great run defender who can also put pressure on the quarterback. He fits in perfectly into the Washington defense that has had major defensive line problems.
Allen has been a success at all levels. Starting way back to high school where he was the Virginia Gatorade Football Player of the year. So it is a bit of a homecoming to Jon coming home to Virginia playing for the Redskins .
Allen won a national Championship in 2015 along with First team All-SEC. Which shows he excels at the highest level in college football. This means it should be a fairly easy transition to the NFL.
When drafting a defensive lineman in the first round, they have to be able set the edge and get up field. In just 4 years he amassed 152 tackles 28 sacks and 44.5 tackles for loss which is solid production against top offenses in college football.
There are a few more needs the Washington Redskins have such as offensive Line, linebacker, and cornerback.
In my opinion I think he is a great pick at the 17th spot. He definitely helps solidify a shaky at best defensive line. This will free up play makers such as Ryan Kerrigan who has been asked to do a lot.