Chiefs second round draft pick Jeff Allen has made the DIRECTV All-Value Team as chosen by NFL Draft guru Michael Lombardi.
According to most analysts, Allen was one of KC’s best picks of the entire draft. NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock said the night of the draft that he felt Allen could be a day-one starter for the Chiefs at guard.
Allen figures to enter camp pushing Ryan Lilja for a starting spot. If I had to guess I would think Lilja will win the job. He is a veteran and the Chiefs have shown a history of letting their new lineman site for a year. Jon Asamoah sat behind Brian Waters and last season, center Rodney Hudson waited behind Casey Wiegmann.
Here is the rest of the DIRECTV All-Value Team:
• Jeff Allen – OT/OG, Kansas City (44th)
• Mike Adams – OT, Pittsburgh (56th)
• Demario Davis – LB, New York Jets (77th)
• Akiem Hicks – DE, New Orleans (89th)
• Omar Bolden – CB, Denver (101st)
• Frank Alexander – DE Carolina (103rd)
• Tank Carder – LB, Buffalo (147th)
• Jack Crawford – DE, Oakland (158th)
• Vick Ballard – RB, Indianapolis (170th)
• Billy Winn – DT, Cleveland (205th)
• Caleb McSurdy – LB, Dallas (222nd)
• Cam Johnson – DE, San Francisco (237th)
Allen and the rest of the All-Value team got a free year of DIRECTV service as well as a year of NFL Sunday Ticket, which the company is now offering for just $199.