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A little bit more about FS Jason Allen

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    2004- 123 tackles, 3 TFL, 2 interceptions, 7 pass breakups, 3 forced fumble, 2 Sacks


    [IMG][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Jason Allen[/FONT] [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Name[/FONT][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Jason Allen[/FONT]



    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]School[/FONT][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Tennessee[IMG][/FONT][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Class[/FONT][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]2006[/FONT][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Height[/FONT][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]601.5[/FONT][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Weight[/FONT][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]202[/FONT][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Speed[/FONT][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]4.39 (Combine)[/FONT][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Position[/FONT][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]CB [/FONT]



    [IMG][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]CDS Profile [/FONT][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Jason Allen nearly declared for the 2005 NFL Draft, but decided to return for his senior season on one condition: the coaching staff would move him from free safety, where he excelled in 2004, back to cornerback--the position he played in 2003 and where he would like to play in the NFL. He felt the additional experience at corner would make him a more valuable NFL prospect and increase his stock come draft day. The coaching staff was more than ready to make that concession to have one of the top defensive players in the nation back for another year. This was one of the few circumstances where the player maybe should have made the jump to the NFL. Allen was well on his way to improved draft position until week five when he dislocated his hip while tackling Georgia tight end Leonard Pope. Allen's season ended that day. However, his hip is coming along wonderfully as exhibited at the combine when he ran a blistering 4.42 in the forty. He also excelled in several other areas at Indy, and should be a guy rising back up draft boards as he continues to display that he is indeed healthy up until draft day.
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Allen possesses ideal size and speed to play the corner position and also has the versatility of being an outstanding performer at free safety. At 6' 2" he matches up well with some of the taller wideouts that he'll encounter in the NFL. With sub 4.4 speed he can run with almost anyone. After posting 123 total tackles in 2004, NFL teams know he'll be an asset in run support and could even be considered at strong safety. Jason plays with more passion and smarts than almost any other college DB you will ever see. He lights it up equally well with the big hit and forced fumble in the running game, or the spectacular PBU or pick in the passing game. This guy has NO real weaknesses. Technique has greatly improved each year. He is also a cerebral guy who graduated a year earlier and is a student of the game (and his own play)--constantly watching himself on film to pick up little things to improve upon.[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Allen attended the Senior Bowl (as a spectator) to talk to NFL teams and let them know his status and predicted that he would run under 4.4 in the 40 at the Combine. Once the Combine came around, he did just that with a 4.39. He also excelled in the agility drills, clocking 3.83 in the short shuttle and 6.77 in the three-cone drill. He's ba-a-a-a-ck! There's an excellent chance that Jason Allen has regained the first-round grade that he had prior to the season starting. If he falls into the second round of the 2006 NFL Draft, some lucky team will be getting an amazing value pick. [/FONT]

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