Originally Posted by steelbtexan
In the 2 games I've seen Allen, he's an underneath guy. I was hoping that they used him running the underneath stuff so that they could get the ball in his hands and not because he was speed deficient. After today my concerns have been validated. Dude can break tackles after the catch. But unless his speed improves he wil struggle in the pros.
Can somebody point me to a video where Allen runs a 9 route and blows by the CB/S?
He's a good WR, but doesn't stretch the field and the Texans need somebody that can strike fear into a defense. The WR doesn't have to be all-world, a T.Y. Hilton would suffice.
The guys I see that most closely resembles this type of WR are Hunter/Dobson/Goodwin/Nwachukwu. These guys could be had early and late.
If you want to give me Allen in the 2nd and Goodwin in the 4th I could get on board with that. Then you would have your slot guy (Allen) and your speed guy Goodwin to go along with AJ. These are the types of weapons that Schaub has been lacking.
What you get with Allen is a WR that runs with the DB, breaks loose keeping his body between the football and defender, catches it almost all the time and averages 12 yards. If you want a burner with deep stretch go with Terrence Williams. If you want a WR that is super solid in the areas Schaub like to throw go with Allen. If you want a WR that does it all, Da'Rick Rogers.