Biography: Three-year starter awarded all-Conference honors as a senior with totals of 65/11/3.5. Junior numbers included 51/12/5.
Positives: "Adequately sized speed rusher who makes a lot of plays behind the line of scrimmage. Quick changing direction, fluid moving in every area of the field, and shows the ability to immediately alter his angle of attack then make plays down the line. Displays good speed and strings plays out laterally pursuing to the flanks. Effectively uses his hands to protect himself and nicely redirects to ball carriers. Fast off the edge and displays good pass rushing speed."
Negatives: "Lacks strength at the point of attack, runs around blocks, and can be controlled at the point once engaged with an opponent. Lacks top first-step quickness."
Analysis: Allen was a good player in the Nebraska scheme but has not proven to be much more than a speed rusher. He lacks growth potential but should find a home as a backup in a conventional four-man line.
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