Kentucky edge defender Josh Allen and Notre Dame linebacker Te’von Coney take their talents to the Badger State in PFF’s Mock Draft 2. Senior Analyst Steve Palazzolo sends the two superstar defenders to the Green Bay Packers as the heir apparent to Clay Matthews and a running mate for stud linebacker Blake Martinez.
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Allen leads all FBS edge defenders in overall grade (92.7) and pass-rush grade (94.3), recording 41 total pressures (24 hurries, seven quarterback hits and 10 sacks) and 32 defensive stops in the process.
Rushing the passer, Allen leads FBS edge defenders with 150 pass-rush snaps in win rate (28.4) and pressure percentage (24.3%). The 6-foot-5, 260-pound Allen also adds value in the passing game in other ways, as a versatile coverage defender. His 79.0 coverage grade ranks sixth among the 50 FBS edge defenders who have dropped into coverage at least 40 times this season. And while he ranks second among the group in total targets (16), Allen has allowed just 10 receptions for 99 yards, zero touchdowns and only four first downs when targeted as the primary coverage defender. He’s also forced…