The Washington Redskins didn’t get involved in any trades in the first round of the NFL Draft, and instead used their pick to strengthen the defense by selecting the player many scouts touted as one of the best pass rushers of the draft class; Alabama’s Jonathan Allen. Welcome home!
A full analysis will follow shortly on Allen, but for now here’s how the Redskins players and fans reacted to the pick via Twitter:
Johnathan Allen!!! HTTR
— Terrelle Pryor SR (@TerrellePryor) April 28, 2017
Yes sir baby I this kid
— OG aka CAPTAIN 23 (@DeAngeloHall23) April 28, 2017
It starts in the trenches!!! #HTTR
— Will Compton (@_willcompton) April 28, 2017
JONATHAN ALLEN IS A REDSKIN!!!!!!! #NFLDRAFT
— Redskins Brasil 🇧🇷 (@RedskinsBrasil) April 28, 2017
IT'S JONATHAN BABYYYYY
— Hogs Haven (@HogsHaven) April 28, 2017
Welcome home John!
— Arie Kouandjio (@AKouandjio74) April 28, 2017
— Matthew Berry (@MatthewBerryTMR) April 28, 2017
— Suzy (@Sua_Cravens) April 28, 2017
The pass rush this year 🤔😎 sickkkkkkk
— Preston Smith (@PrestonSmith94) April 28, 2017
— Mason_Foster (@Mason_Foster) April 28, 2017
Jonathan Allen, I love the pick! #Redskins
— Adam Carriker (@AdamCarriker94) April 28, 2017
The draft fell just right for Washington, and it gets to bring Jonathan Allen home. If health concerns are overblown, they nailed it.
— Jerry Brewer (@JerryBrewer) April 28, 2017
ALLEN! Good job Bruce.
— Pants & Picnics (@BruceAllenGod) April 28, 2017
Redskins get DE Jonathan Allen with the 17th pick. Fell right into their lap. Big break, highest rated Defender. #redskins
— Chick Hernandez (@CHICKatCSN) April 28, 2017
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