When it comes to April’s NFL draft there are a great many things the Bucs can do, including a trade. One thing they shouldn’t do however is passing on Kentucky LB Josh Allen. The Bucs need a pass rush, and Allen is as good as it gets.
Allen was First-Team All-SEC and led the Wildcats in tackles with 88 tackles, 21.5 TFL, 17 sacks, and 5 FF. Allen is a hybrid LB able to rush as a DE or standing up as an OLB. His elite skill-set enables him to be just as good against the run as he is rushing the passer. Allen has good speed running at 4.6/40. His first step quickness is incredible, and he maintains top gear until the whistle. He also targets the ball for strip sacks when rushing from the edge, as his 5 FF last season shows.
If it’s pass rush the Bucs want, then Allen is their man, and he is a perfect fit in Todd Bowles’ defense.