Jonathan Allen to visit Chargers, 49ers this week

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The Chargers and 49ers are two of the five teams that have already started their offseason work with their current players, but that won’t stop them from continuing their pre-draft due diligence.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Alabama defensive lineman Jonathan Allen will visit both teams this week. The Chargers are scheduled for Wednesday with the 49ers to follow. Allen has also had recent visits with the Jaguars and Titans.

Both the Chargers and 49ers took defensive linemen with their top picks in last year’s draft — the 49ers have taken defensive linemen two years in a row — but offseason coaching changes with both teams included shifts in defensive philosophies that could lead to further additions at the position.

With Myles Garrett expected by most to go to the Browns first overall, Stanford’s Solomon Thomas and Tennessee’s Derek Barnett join Allen in the next group of defensive linemen expected to come off the board.

4 responses to “Jonathan Allen to visit Chargers, 49ers this week

  1. I wouldn’t. They should draft Ramczec…a big strong offensive tackle. Rivers rarely has gotten much protection in the last few years. If he goes down, this year and the next are done in Carson. Hey wait! Maybe they’ll find the next Dak Prescott in this years draft! Yeah, right. Spanos/Fabriani “mob” has mismanaged this franchise. Sell ’em, Spanos, sell ’em Spanos, sell ’em!

  2. Chargers must think he’s getting past the Bears at 3. Or they want to see if he’s worth a trade-up.

  3. I’d like to see someone breakdown tape side by side of Allen and Garrett. I know Allen has shoulder issues, but when my untrained eyes look at the highlights of the two guys, Allen just jumps off the tape.

    Allen has impact after impact play.

    Garrett looked better in the combine (and might have more ability to add weight to his frame) but just doesn’t seem to have the intensity on game film.

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