The good: Alleman has fine initial quickness with his hands and feet that give him sound positioning and a huge early advantage in matchups. He is quick out of his stance and sets up nicely allowing him to make good initial contact with a defender. He has fine speed and quickness to trap and pull and has a big upside in that area with further playing experience. In pass protection, he moves easily to slide and mirror and handled the speed rushers he faced well over his MAC career.
The bad: Alleman lacks a good hand punch, though he attempts to get his hands on an opponent early. He needs definite strength work, and despite a nice showing with 27 reps at the NFL Combine, that does not translate to the field currently. Though he is a competitor who works hard to finish, he lacks the nasty demeanor to win many physical confrontations. He can have problems with huge tackles and top speed rushers, but with further development he has the upside to play up to those athletes.
Outlook: A tough, quick athlete with nice talent, Alleman is a savvy, durable lineman with the athletic ability and work ethic to make the learning curve quicker than expected. Good second-day pick with the ability to be a surprise starting guard with refinement.
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