Keenan Allen, WR, California
Born: 4/27/1992 Greensboro, North Carolina Years in College: 3
TD: 17 Receptions: 205 Yards: 2570
Overview: Allen’s build is prototypical of a number 1 NFL WR. At 6’3″ he’ll have an advantage over most DB’s in the league. His size allows for him to reach most jump balls and his strength will lead to many yards after the catch. Similarily to Jordy Nelson, he doesn’t posess eye-popping speed, but his route running and vision more than makes up for it.
Combine Results: After re-aggravating a knee injury, Allen has decided to not participate in the combine, but is planning to have a pro day in the future.
Draft Rankings Overall/Position: Draftteck-13/1
Projected Team and Round: His junior season was a step down from his explosive sophomore year, but most credit this to lackluster play from QB Zach Maynard. The injury caused Allen to miss the final 3 games of the season and his recent decision to skip the combine could drop his stock–especially if Clemson WR Cordarrelle Patterson impresses at the combine. The injury question will likely drop Allen out of the Top-10. If the Miami Dolphins don’t go after any free agents, like Greg Jennings, I think they’ll take Allen with the #13 pick.