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Grade
69.0 ?
  • 4.67 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 17 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 34.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 118.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.02 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.25 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 11.59 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'1" Height
  • 32 1/2" Arm Length
  • 210LBS. Weight
  • 9 3/8" Hands

Overview

Allen is an experienced SEC defensive back who has played the rover position for South Carolina and is a versatile defender. He is very active and plays the run extremely well. Some will question his value as a safety because he didn't play the true safety position in college, but his athletic ability and tendency to be actively involved in every play in the box gives him value to teams looking to add run support. He is somewhat limited in pass defense due to playing so close in the box, but he has third-round value and could ascend from there.

Analysis

Strengths

Allen is a superior run defender who played in close to the box often at South Carolina. He is good to shuffle and work over the top of linebackers, and then trigger a drive step to break on short passes or get after a runner outside. He is a very firm and reliable tackler in space which gives great added value to teams as a safety. He can blanket-cover tight ends out of press which was his specialty at South Carolina.

Weaknesses

The fact that Allen didn't start at a true safety position in college hurts his value. He struggles at times in transition and in a traditional backpedal and will need work here as he adapts to safety in the pros.
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Grade Title
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.
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