Chiefs go with OL depth in second round of draft
Friday, April 27, 2012
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Kansas City Chiefs have drafted Illinois offensive tackle Jeff Allen with their second-round pick, giving them additional depth along their offensive line.
The Chiefs picked Allen with the No. 43 overall selection Thursday night. He was part of a run on offensive linemen in which five were taken with the first 12 picks of the second round.
Allen was a four-year starter for the Illini, starting on the right side as a freshman and moving to the left side as a sophomore. He wound up starting 47 games in his career.
The Chiefs are fairly established on the line after signing tackle Eric Winston as a free agent. Their more pressing need is at guard, and many expect Allen or starting tackle Branden Albert to eventually move inside.