It seems that in recent weeks, Jonathan Allen’s stock has dropped a bit as we get closer to the NFL Draft.
Still, however, we haven’t seen him fall all the way to the Colts at 15 in too many mocks, though that was our pick in the SB Nation writers mock draft when it did happen.
Today, another mock draft had Allen falling to the Colts, as Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller has Indianapolis taking the Alabama defensive lineman in the first round of his latest mock. Then in the second round, Miller has the Colts taking Tennessee running back Alvin Kamara.
That would be a really nice haul in the first two rounds for the Colts. They would get a guy who’s almost sure to be the BPA at 15 and who could be a very good defensive lineman, while in the second round getting a young running back who could step in and help the team.
It’s still very much unclear whether Allen falls to the Colts at 15, or even whether Kamara would fall to the 46th overall pick, but both guys would help the Colts.
Allen is seen by many to be one of the best overall prospects in the draft, so his fall could be due to some concern over his shoulder issues. But he played really well as a three-year starter in Alabama’s 3-4 defense, and in 2016 he was a unanimous All-American and won the Bronko Nagurski Award (top defensive player in college football), the Chuck Bednarik Award (top defensive player in college football), and the Ted Hendricks Award (best defensive end in college football). Though defensive line isn’t among the Colts biggest needs, they still could use help in the trenches and that’s something Chris Ballard has emphasized - plus, with a BPA approach, you don’t pass on a player like Jonathan Allen if he’s somehow still there.