It's the sort of pick that will get ignored in any winners and losers column. Jeff Allen is an offensive lineman with solid potential who can play multiple positions from a Big Ten school. He has a lot of experience, is projected to be a good pro and should fit a perfect need for the Chiefs. But he's also a player who comes without any fireworks. Thus, the sky is not going to light up with the Chiefs choice of Allen in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft.
As grades begin to roll in from the second round in terms of instant analysis, Walter Football gave the Allen choice a "B". That's a decent enough grade and fits the Chiefs well at this point.
Walter Cherepinsky writes, "I knew the Chiefs were going with an offensive lineman, but I did not expect Jeff Allen at this spot. There are mixed opinions on Allen; some major boards had him in the 70s, while others ranked him in the 40-50 range. Allen needs to be developed, but he has potential to play left tackle. This is important for the Chiefs, who could be losing Branden Albert next year."