Scouting Report: Dejon Allen, OL, Hawaii

Compton, CA | 6020 | 290 | 5.05E | 2018

Begins from an unorthodox two-point stance and stands very tall compared to the other lineman prior to the snap. Despite his technique, he performed at a high level against UMass and did not seem to lose a snap all game. Held his ground well in the passing attack and moved defenders out of the way in the run game, even had some successful pulls and really did his job. Overall, a four-year starter who rarely gets beat, checks off above average in the athleticism department and possesses the talent to make a NFL roster. On this night, it would be his 39th consecutive start. How he adjusts to a NFL stance and whether or not he is able to get low and win at the point of attack will be the unknown question, as he transitions to the next level. Grades out as a priority free agent, who might need a year of development at the pro level before he sees regular season game action. Like his feistiness.

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2016 (Junior): Started all 14 games at left tackle after making an offseason switch from guard. Named to the All-Mountain West second team.

2015 (Sophomore): Appeared and started in all 13 games as an interior lineman, 12 games at right guard and one at left guard; tied for the team lead with a season grade of 89 percent; topped UH with 52 knockdowns and only allowed one sack all season. Named all-Mountain West honorable mention.

2014 (Freshman): Appeared in 12 games on the offensive line. Started the final 11 games at right guard. Graded out at 78 percent for the season and did not allow a sack.

2013: Redshirted.

High School: A 2012 graduate of Dominguez High School in Compton, Calif…played on both sides of the line at offensive guard and defensive tackle…rated the 36th-best offensive guard nationally by Rivals…selected 49th-best offensive guard by Scout…picked as the 40th-best offensive guard and No. 86 prospect in the state of California by 247Sports…rated as one of the Top 50 prospects in the south Los Angeles County for the class of 2012 by ESPNU…selected honorable mention Press-Telegram Football Dream Team…named to Cal-Hi Sports Preseason all-South Bay/Long Beach first team…named a Top 25 guard/center nationally by MaxPreps…as a junior, named all-San Gabriel Valley League first team…logged 40 tackles and six sacks that season in helping lead team to a league title…also lettered in wrestling, track and field, and baseball.

Personal: Born in Los Angeles, Calif…majoring in sociology…has three younger brothers, John, Noel and Deondrio; and one younger sister, Tacorrie…mother is Latasha Williams of Compton, Calif.

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