We knew Josh Allen was having a dominant year in the pass rush, but he’s actually one of the best in the nation.
According to Pro Football Focus, Josh Allen is rated as the ninth-best edge defender in college football.
Kentucky is off to a 3-0 start and edge defender Josh Allen has been a big part of their strong defensive effort. He’s picked up two sacks, eight QB hits and three hurries on only 79 pass-rushes this season, all adding up to an impressive 86.5 overall grade that ranks ninth in the nation among edge defenders.
The college football analysis website says that Allen’s time dropping into pass coverage has also been successful, a massive turnaround from last season.
The versatile Allen has also dropped into coverage on 42 of his 168 total snaps, showing well in that department, while also providing strong run support. At 6-foot-5, 230-pounds, he has good size and projects as a movable edge defender capable of playing in coverage in most classic 3-4 defenses.
Pro Football Focus also says that Allen’s play has been impressive enough to turn heads of NFL scouts.
Allen has an opportunity to make a splash as Kentucky heads into the meat of their SEC schedule, but he’s already shown enough that he should be on the NFL’s radar.
For a unit that was supposed to be the team’s weakest, the defensive line has made a major statement to start the year.
Josh Allen has been one of the main players to thank for that.