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Jonathan Allen’s slide ends at No. 17

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It was hard to find too many people predicting Alabama defensive tackle Jonathan Allen would remain available past the halfway point of the first round, but that’s one of many surprising developments in Philadelphia on Thursday night.

Allen was projected to be a top-10 pick by most observers heading into the draft, but a run on offensive players helped leave him there for the taking with the 17th overall pick. So that’s just what the Redskins did to end Allen’s longer than expected wait.

If Allen produces the way he did in Tuscaloosa, the way things played out will be a happy memory in Washington. He had 10.5 sacks during his final season with the Crimson Tide and was a disruptive player for several years.

The run on offensive players wasn’t the only reason for his slide, however. Allen also had issues with both shoulders in college, leading to durability questions as he made his way into the professional ranks.

There’s some risk, but the Redskins don’t think they outweigh the potential rewards at this point in the first round.

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11 Responses to “Jonathan Allen’s slide ends at No. 17”
  1. amaf21 says: Apr 27, 2017 10:21 PM

    Hail!

  2. romosmicrodongs says: Apr 27, 2017 10:23 PM

    A+ pick

  3. gopack12go says: Apr 27, 2017 10:27 PM

    Steal.

  4. redskinsalways says: Apr 27, 2017 10:40 PM

    What a steal! Top 3 talent… 2nd round will be loaded. HTTR!

  5. celticsforever says: Apr 27, 2017 10:47 PM

    Now be bold. Trade up NOW and grab Foster. Boom.

  6. defscottyb says: Apr 27, 2017 11:25 PM

    Great pick! #HTTR

  7. gocaps8 says: Apr 28, 2017 7:00 AM

    Would love to see Skins move up in Round 2 for Dalvin Cook.

  8. harissonhits2 says: Apr 28, 2017 9:26 AM

    UNREAL he lasted this long. I don’t even like the Washington REDSKINS but dang, HAIL TO THE REDSKINS!

  9. firesnyder says: Apr 28, 2017 10:44 AM

    From Leesburg VA, which is like 10 minutes from Ashburn. Went to Stone Bridge High School where he was a beast. He’s gonna crush it for the Skins.

  10. tiger2471 says: Apr 28, 2017 11:21 AM

    Love the pick!

  11. smiley4284 says: Apr 28, 2017 12:53 PM

    How did he fall this far? He was basically the best player in college football last year. Redskins got lucky; got a player that absolutely fills a need that they no doubt didn’t think he’d be there.

    Redskins.

    REDSKINS.

    Signed,

    NA from Rez 254 Devils Lake ND

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