jonathan allen seems to have been born for his opportunity with the redskins

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well before alabama’s jonathan allen was announced as the washington redskins’ first-round pick in the nfl draft, the massive defensive tackle and former standout at ashburn’s stone bridge high was regarded by many fans as one of their own.with his introduction saturday at fedex field, where hundreds of redskins faithful gathered to welcome him and crimson tide teammate ryan anderson, chosen in the second round, allen’s homecoming was complete.the redskins badly needed a win in this year’s draft after firing general manager scot mccloughan just two years into a roster rebuild, then letting go wide receivers desean jackson and pierre garcon as well as defenders chris baker and ricky jean francois. hovering over it all: the unresolved future of quarterback kirk cousins, who is expected to bolt after the 2017 season if the team fails to broker a long-term contract.with the redskins’ sept. 10 season opener more than four months away, it’s premature to declare the selection of the 6-foot-3, 286-pound allen a “win,” despite his credentials as recipient of the 2016 chuck bednarik and bronco nagurski awards as the best defender on the nation’s top defense. but coach jay......

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