What SEC linemen said about Josh Allen

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    SEC blockers considered Josh Allen their toughest assignment
    • By Josh Edwards
    • Mar 9, 2019 at 8:26 pm ET • 2 min read
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    Kentucky's Josh Allen raced around the edge for a sack 17 times this season. His talents as a pass rusher made him one of the most feared in the SEC this season. At the NFL Combine, The Draft Network's Jon Ledyardposed a simple question to some of the SEC's best offensive tackles last season: who was the most difficult player to defend?

    The answers, unsurprisingly, favored Allen.

    “Josh Allen was the best pass rusher I faced last year,” Florida left tackle Jawaan Taylorsaid.




    “Josh Allen just brings a lot of different moves to the table.Brian Burnswas more of a speed guy with a counter inside. He has a lot of different moves as well, but Allen is just a little bit stronger so you have to be able to prepare for his strength as well.”

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    South Carolina left tackle Dennis Daleylearned a valuable lesson by playing against Allen.

    “The best player I faced in college was Josh Allen. We kinda got in a hole on offense and things weren’t going our way late. He’s a real good player, he knows how to bend to get around the edge, he’s so good at that. And he never stops, he just keeps it going. He’s got that motor," Daley continued.

    “Facing Josh Allen…I guess it put in the back of my head that I never want to feel this way again. I kind of took my preparation to another level because I didn’t ever want to go through that again.”




    Texas A&M running Trayveon Williams went a step further when explaining the talents of the New Jersey native.

    “Josh Allen was the best player I faced over my career. He knew what plays were coming before we ran them," Williams said via The Athletic's Dane Brugler.

    The senior has been projected anywhere from No. 2 overall by the San Francisco 49ers to No. 4 overall by the Oakland Raiders.


    Unfortunately for each of those players, they are heading to the professional ranks where they could very well face Allen yet again. There is no escaping him.




    Allen had 62 tackles, seven sacks and four forced fumbles in 2016. The following year, he had 66 tackles, seven sacks, three pass deflections and an interception. During his final campaign, he had 88 tackles, 17 sacks, five forced fumbles and four pass deflections. The New Jersey native was a unanimous All-American. He won the Chuck Bednarik Award, Lott Trophy, Bronko Nagurski Trophy and was named SEC Defensive Player of the Year.

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    Good for him.
     
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    He was the most electric defender in the SEC to be sure.
    To be fair, they didn't face Bosa though. No way to compare.
     
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    Downgrading Josh Allen is #fakenews.

    He's going to be good.
     
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    Josh Allen is a badass....and a better scheme fit for us than Bosa.
     
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    Doesn’t matter if he’s the inferior(he is) player.
     
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    Josh Allen is good but IMHO Bosa can passrush AND is very tough holding the edge against the run.Bosa more complete player IMHO.
     
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    I don't disagree, but if you traded down to four and added two other high picks, Josh Allen would be an extremely good consolation prize.

    In most drafts Allen would be the top pass Rusher.
     
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    I think he has a higher ceiling than Bosa...but also a lower floor
     
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    I don`t want to trade down because I have very little faith that SK won`t screw up and try and be the smartest guy in the room.Just draft Bosa and roll with it.
     
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    I don't want a "consolation prize" on the worst team in the league. I want the best player. I want a star player.

    Take Bosa and don't get cute.
     
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    LOL I want Bosa!

    But I think people are downgrading Josh Allen. He was the best defensive player in the toughest conference in football.

    He checks all of the blocks and he doesn't have the injury concerns of Bosa.
     
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    He was worse than Bosa in the combine drills that actually matter for EDGEs in the 3 cone & 20 yard shuttle. I don’t even think he has a higher ceiling tbh. Sure he’s better in coverage but that doesn’t matter to me with EDGEs. No one cares about Mack’s, Von’s, Clowney’s, or even our own Chandler Jones’ coverage ability.

    If there’s a EDGE that has a higher ceiling than Bosa, it’s Burns.
     
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    Not even in his own conference tbh.
     

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