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NFL Draft 2017

Jonathan Allen to Washington: comes in with problems and doubts in his shoulders

The excellent interior lineman for Alabama's Crimson Tide will be on a mission to show the NFL that his phsyical problems will not limit him during his career.

Jonathan Allen to Washington: comes in with problems and doubts in his shoulders

Jonathan Allen has been seelected as the 17th player in the NFL Draft to Washington.

Jonathan Allen has spent three years in the ultra-busy University of Alabama defense. It is one of the units that has given the NFL the most talent in recent years. Allen started out on the inside before having his role expanded to the point that he was a wildcard on the outside.

There are, however, two things that are cause for concern. That is, as a pass rusher in the NFL, he might struggle to succeed and his shoulder problems put an asterisk next to his name. 

He says he will not have problems with his shoulder until he retires but the truth is, those shoulder will limit him sooner or later. And on the first problem, none of the potential teams that draft him expect him to become a pass rusher. If he is to occupy the middle, he will be expected to contibute and while his talent is not in doubt, he is not risk-free.

Jonathan Allen quote [on his love for virtual reality]: “It started in high school, my freshman year. My dad was a big computer guy. So, at the time, I hadn’t really gotten into it yet, but he was just showing me and I started to play some of the difficult games. It grew in my freshman year of college when I got my first computer and my love for computer games just built up from there.”


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