Former Kentucky superstar Josh Allen is already making major headlines in the NFL with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Through four games of his rookie season, the 6-foot-5, 265-pound pass-rusher is already ranked in the top-five among all defensive players in the NFL in terms of QB pressures.
Sitting at 16 pressures on the year, the No. 7 pick from the 2019 NFL Draft is tied with the likes of Clay Matthews, Harold Landry, Quinton Jefferson, and Stephon Tuitt for the fifth spot. Ahead of him? Shaquil Barrett (28), Khalil Mack (23), Everson Griffen (19), Aaron Donald (18), Dante Fowler (17), and Myles Garrett (17).
After week four of the @NFL regular season, these players have the most QB pressures: #GoBucs #Bears100 #Skol #LARams #Browns #Titans #DUUUVAL #Seahawks #HereWeGo @gregcosell | @MattBowen41 pic.twitter.com/OHTGtV2QBQ
— NFL Matchup on ESPN (@NFLMatchup) October 1, 2019
In four games, Allen has combined for 16 QB pressures, 12 total tackles, two sacks, and one forced fumble.
At Kentucky, Allen played in all 51 games of his four-year career, starting in 35 of them. In that time, the former Wildcat totaled 224 tackles, 41 tackles for loss, 31.5 sacks, 11 forced fumbles, and eight pass deflections.
In 2018, Allen managed a team-high 88 tackles, 17.0 sacks, 21.5 TFL and five forced fumbles, earning consensus first-team All-America honors, SEC Defensive Player of the Year and was honored with the Bronko Nagurski Award, presented to the nation’s top defensive player.
Now, the Jacksonville rookie is hoping to emulate that success at the next level.