While his talent is undeniable, questions about his NFL career persist. The defensive lineman has arthritis in his shoulders, a condition neither Allen nor his doctors are particularly concerned about affecting his career.
The previous 16 teams who passed up on Allen could live to regret passing up the former Alabama standout in due time; it’s not often you hear someone described as “what would happen if Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett and Buccaneers three technique Gerald McCoy had a baby.”
Allen has the talent and wherewithal to start from day one. No matter where he lands in Washington’s rotation, he’ll carry himself well. Allen’s leadership was well documented at Alabama, and he’s been an ambassador for the program even after playing his final snap for Nick Saban.
The Packers led off the round when they took Kevin King, the cornerback from Washington. The Browns finally got their quarterback, taking DeShone Kizer from Notre Dame with the 52nd pick.
The third round featured a full 43 picks, compared to just 32 spots for the previous two rounds. That’s because teams have compensatory picks starting in the third round. These are the picks tacked onto the end of each round as a compensation for the free agents they lost the year before.
The draft wraps up April 29 with the final four rounds, officially concluding when the Denver Broncos name 2017’s Mr. Irrelevant with the 253rd pick of the event.
You can follow all the action, pick by pick, with our handy post here. We’ll update it throughout Saturday’s final rounds.