2012 NFL Draft: Chiefs Select OT Jeff Allen In Round 2

Jeff Hanisch-US PRESSWIRE

The Kansas City Chiefs have selected OT Jeff Allen out of Illinois with their second round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft.

The Chiefs continue to upgrade their trenches. Last night they added DT Dontari Poe to complete their defensive line and now they have added much needed depth at the tackle position.

Here is a scouting report on Allen from NFL Mocks:

Big Ten honorable mention by coaches and 2nd team all-conference as voted by the media after being voted to the 2nd team also as a junior. Big, strong kid who struggles to use his length to his advantage at times. Not an elite athlete but very strong at the point of attack and seems best suited to play guard at the next level. Slightly sloppy build but uses very good technique and was a four-year starter for the Illini. I think he could get drafted as high as the late second round and should be a starter in the NFL eventually. Needs to show more effort in the weight room and get into peak physical shape so he can hold up against NFL defensive linemen.

Mike Mayock thinks Allen projects as a left guard in Kansas City. This should improve the competition along the line as Ryan Lilja tries to fend off the rookie from taking his job.

Not a secy pick but a smart one. Thoughts?

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