BIOGRAPHY: Junior college transfer who started the past two seasons, winning All-Conference honors after each campaign. Senior totals included 78/13.5/1 after 76/7.5/3 the prior year.
POSITIVES: Athletic weak-side linebacker who chases around the field to make plays. Quick reading the action, immediately changes direction or alters his angle of attack and displays speed to the sidelines. Cuts off the corners from ball carriers or immediately gets the flanks defending screen throws. Stands out in pursuit and plays with a good degree of suddenness. Slides off blocks and a hard-hitting linebacker.
NEGATIVES: Late reactor in coverage and shows hesitation in his game. Gets minimal depth on pass drops and struggles making plays in reverse. Not known as a hard worker.
ANALYSIS: Allen is an athletic prospect who plays considerably faster than his timed speed. He is potential backup linebacker who must make his mark on special teams and commit to football 12 months a year.