Alabama LB Christopher Allen reportedly makes decision on 2021 season
The SEC’s leader for tackles for a loss in 2020 is set to return for another season.
Alabama LB Christopher Allen, who had 13 tackles for a loss for the Crimson Tide, is expected to return, according to a report from Matt Zenitz of AL.com. Part of the reason Allen is eyeing a return is Zenitz reported that Allen is viewed in the NFL scouting world as a potential Day 2 draft pick.
Allen made four tackles in the national championship game, including a tackle for a loss.
The All-SEC selection by the league’s coaches, Allen also also registered six sacks to go with five quarterback pressures, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery. He was picked as a defensive player of the week by the Alabama coaching staff for his play against Texas A&M, Ole Miss, Georgia, Mississippi State, Auburn and LSU.
Allen is an experienced defender who saw action in seven games as a freshman in 2017, but then suffered a knee injury before the 2018 season. In 2019, Allen appeared in 13 games and made 11 tackles, including half a sack including 4.5 tackles for a loss, and added a pair of quarterback pressures.
Alabama is set to have a press conference at 3 p.m. ET on Thursday for players who are declaring early for the NFL Draft.