This was a reach by the Kansas City Chiefs. They definitely needed to address the offensive line, but Jeff Allen is sloppy and makes far too many rookie mistakes for a guy who was a four-year starter.
Illinois used him in an odd role, shifting him between left and right tackle throughout the course of the game. Despite his experience at tackle, he lacks the athleticism to play tackle in the pros and should be shifted inside to guard. Regardless of where he plays, Allen needs time to develop and won’t be an impact player for the Chiefs in 2012.