The accolades continue to pour in for Kentucky’s Josh Allen.
Pro Football Focus has named Allen a First Team All-American edge defender. The outlet grades each player’s individual performances and nobody was better at getting to the quarterback than Allen.
The highest-graded edge defender in the country, Allen was unstoppable on the pass-rush this season. Highlighted by his national-best 93.5 pass-rush grade, Allen brought in 51 total pressures that included 14 sacks, nine QB hits and an additional 28 hurries. Rounding out his game, he dropped into coverage on 141 snaps and allowed just 130 yards on 19 targets without allowing a touchdown.
In PFF’s latest mock draft, Allen is the tenth overall pick by the Green Bay Packers.
Allen’s 14 sacks broke Kentucky’s career and single-season record. He has an NCAA-best five forced fumbles. Now with 11 in his career, he needs one more to surpass Danny Trevathan’s school record. He also has 84 tackles and 18.5 for loss, the fifth-best in the nation.
Earlier today Allen was named SEC Defensive Player of the Year by the Associated Press. Before the day is done, do not be surprised to see Allen win a few more awards.