Originally Posted by Insideop
This is my hope/thinking too! A lot will ride on Allen's personal Pro-Day that's scheduled on April 9th I think. If he runs fast (4.3-4.4 range) he's probably gone before #27. If he's slower (4.5 range) and does well in the field drills and workouts he might fall to #27. I'm sure there will be a lot of coaches and scouts there to check him out.
Allen is never known to be a speedster.
His speed out of HS was recorded by Scouts Inc. at 4.57 at some 5-10lbs lighter.
He said he's never been timed afterward so I really don't know how fast he can run the forty. (Especially with the knee injury and the hamstring issue.)
He's a strider, what they say, who builds up speed.
All I know is that he plays fast.
What makes him good is his movement and body control skills.
I've seen him juking Trufant out of his socks, and Trufant showed the best feet and agility at the Senior Bowl practices and in the drills at the combine.
Allen doesn't just have a double move, he has a triple move.
He has moves like a shifty RB or point guard and is very smooth doing it.
He runs corner-post-corner routes and post-corner-post routes better than any receiver I've seen in quite a while.
And then you look at his size and arms (32-3/4) and hands (10").