The New York Jets will meet with Kentucky prospect Josh Allen prior to the NFL Draft in order to assess how he may fit the team’s pass-rushing need.
Just a year after passing on one Josh Allen, here comes a completely different animal with the same name.
According to Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area, the New York Jets are set to meet with Kentucky prospect Josh Allen prior to the 2019 NFL Draft.
— Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoNBCS) March 22, 2019
“Kentucky OLB Josh Allen just told me he has pre-draft visits scheduled to meet with 49ers, Raiders, Giants, Jets and Lions.”
Other teams set to meet with the edge man are the San Francisco 49ers, Oakland Raiders, Detroit Lions and the big brother New York Giants.
Allen, 21, was born in Virginia yet attended local Montclair High School. Since his early New Jersey days, the kid has taken collegiate football by storm.
Over three full seasons at Kentucky (his last three after starting just three during his freshman campaign), Allen tallied 30 sacks including 17 this past season. He also came away with 120 tackles, one interception, seven pass deflections, 11 forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.
That long-awaited John Abraham replacement may be just over the horizon.