BIO: Three-year starter awarded All-Conference honors as a junior. Played in five games last year totaling 35 tackles. Injured his hip the second weekend of October and sat on the sideline the rest of the season. Junior totals were 123/2/7, and he led the conference in tackles.
POSITIVES: Versatile defensive back who can be used at safety or cornerback. Displays outstanding footwork in all directions, is fluid transitioning to run with opponents and quickly breaks to the action. Instinctive, quickly locates the pass and positions himself to defend the throw. Physical and works hard for 60 minutes.
NEGATIVES: Lacks top-end speed and the ability to mirror defenders down the field. Does a bit of grab tackling.
ANALYSIS: Productive the past three seasons, Allen has a polished game and offers starting possibilities at several positions.