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Jacksonville Jaguars selected Josh Allen with the 7th Pick

Jamil King



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With the 7th overall selection in the 2019 NFL Draft, the Jacksonville Jaguars have selected Josh Allen out of Kentucky.

In an unexpected turn of events, Allen fell to the 7th spot to Jacksonville. The Raiders had decided to select Clemson defensive end Clelin Ferrell; while the Bucs took LSU linebacker Devin White.

The rich get richer on defense with this pick.

Allen was a dominating force for Kentucky last season winning the Bednarik Award and the Nagurski Trophy for being one of the top defenders in college football.

He was a First-team Associated Press All-American and first-team All-SEC selection led the Wildcats with 88 tackles in 13 games, tied for sixth nationally with 21.5 tackles for loss and ranked second in the FBS in both sacks and forced fumbles.

Allen, a hybrid linebacker-defensive lineman, will slide right onto one of the top defenses in the NFL.

He is able to drop into coverage when asked about his top elite pass rushing ability. He can possibly be a direct replacement for former Jaguar Dante Fowler, who was traded to the Rams last season.

Sliding right into his starting spot the Jags shouldn’t miss a beat on defense. Allen could turn out to be a steal of the first round of the draft, as he was expected to be a top 5 pick on many boards.

Jamil King is a young draft pick working his way up the depth chart on the F.F.I. roster, who enjoys watching and writing about all of Florida’s football teams.

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