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Mike Mayock meets with Kentucky Edge rusher Josh Allen, schedules pre-draft visit with Raiders

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Today is Kentucky’s pro day. The main attraction is pass rushing prospect Josh Allen, who is expected to be selected in the top four of April’s draft. Thursday night, Allen sat down for dinner with Raiders GM Mike Mayock and Defensive assistant Jim O’Neil according to NBC Bay Area.

“It was good, just a casual meeting. We basically talked about life. He’s awesome, a cool person,” Allen said of Mayock. “He’s a football person and a business person. It was fun.”

The 6-5, 250-pounder had 17.0 sacks last season en route to being named National Defensive Player of the Year. He is expected to be the second pass rusher selected behind Ohio State’s Nick Bosa.

Friday Allen said he has pre-draft visits lined up with the Raiders as well as the 49ers, Jets, Giants, and Lions.

The 49ers have the second overall pick, the Jets third overall and the Raiders 4th overall. If the Giants and Lions are to have any shot at Allen, they would probably have to attempt to trade up.