Nick Allegretti

Illinois
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Prospect Info

College
Illinois
Hometown
Class
Frankfort, IL
Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 4"
310 lbs
32 1/4”
Hands
10 1/8”

Prospect Grade

4.98
Should Be in an NFL Training Camp
How We Grade

2019 Draft Results

Drafted by
Kansas City
Chiefs
Round 7 ‧ Pick 2
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Allegretti's father and two uncles played football at Butler University. Nick got the call from Big Ten schools, though, after earning top-10 center recruit grades nationally. The consensus first-team All-Illinois selection and four-year wrestler redshirted his first year with the Illini. Allegretti contributed as a reserve offensive lineman in 12 games and also on the defensive line in two of those games. He stayed on offense the next season, starting once at center and the other 11 contests at guard. Allegretti was voted honorable mention All-Big Ten and was a team captain in 2017, starting all 12 games, again splitting time between center (four) and guard (eight). He was an honorable mention all-conference pick in 2018, as well, starting 12 games at guard.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Priority free agent
Overview
Multi-year starter and team captain whose size and position flexibility helps increase his chances of snagging a roster spot at some point over the next couple of seasons. Allegretti is a wide-body interior lineman with starting experience at guard or center who did his job but lacked tape that really helped him to stand out. His 42 wonderlic score will be given added weight by teams who covet intelligence from backups who must learn multiple positions.
Strengths
  • Team leader and two-year captain
  • Successful four-year high school wrestler with good core power
  • Has guard and center position flexibility
  • Displays solid technique and body control as run blocker
  • Good footwork on zone and will fit and run his block
  • Solid hand placement with strong mits
  • Drops shallow anchor against bull-rushers
  • Plays through the whistle and will work down field
Weaknesses
  • Struggles with twist and stunts
  • Not athletic enough to handle quickness and counters
  • Underdeveloped upper body
  • Lacks foot quickness for blocking in space
  • Falls off of too many blocks
  • Pad level too high on pull blocks limiting effectiveness
  • Struggles with change of direction in pass pro

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GRADE
9.00-10
Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99
Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99
Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49
Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99
Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49
Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99
Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49
NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19
Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00
50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99
Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74
Chance to be in an NFL training camp
NO GRADE
Likely needs time in developmental league