G, Roger Allen, Missouri Western
|At A Glance|
Position 1: Guard
|Position 2: Center||Weight: 326|
|Projected Round: 7th-FA||40time: 5.46|
Bench Reps: 38
|20yd Split: X
||Broad Jump: X
|10yd Split: X
||20yd Shuttle: X
|3 Cone Drill: X
Pros: Wide body with long, strong arms to anchor inside. Quick enough to seal inside or outside shoulder of tackles when head-up.
Cons: Only adequate height and athleticism for an offensive lineman. Played at a lower level of competition.
Styg's Broncos Fit: Very smart guard, one of the few guards in this class who clearly could project to center at the next level. He is very competitive, has played through an injured hand and shoulder and takes a lot of pride in his consistency. The shoulder injury and questionable competition figure to drive his stock way down; but after getting cleared medically, the hope is he can climb back into the draft. He has tremendous upside, with a very strong hand-punch; good, strong lower body with good drive and consistency in run blocking. He also has quick feet and hands, adjusts well to defenders and finds good blocks at the second level. An exceptional option late in the draft, he may turn out to be one of the best linemen drafted this year, and Denver is bound to take a long, hard look.
Scouting Reports and Offsite Links:
- Roger Allen made NFL scouts wait a month to see him perform drills, and the former Missouri Western guard made it worth their wait.
In front of about 50 scouts at Missouri’s pro day in Columbia last week, Allen bench pressed 225 pounds 38 times. The NFL invited Allen to February’s combine, but the senior suffered a sports hernia during an all-star game and had to sit out all of the drills in Indianapolis.
Allen still is recovering from the injury and didn’t run the 40-yard dash or any other timed runs last week. But he did do a few position drills in addition to the bench press. Allen’s 38 reps would have ranked him second among all combine participants, behind only Texas Tech guard Louis Vasquez’s 39. [see more...]
- A four-year starter for the Griffons...Unanimous 1st Team All-MIAA selection three years in a row...Named a Division II All-American in 2008...Also saw a little action at tackle as a senior...Weighed just 240 pounds when he entered college...Battled through a shoulder injury in 2008...Suffered a sports hernia at the Texas vs. the Nation all-star game which hampered him during the pre-draft process...Small school sleeper with some intriguing physical tools and top-notch intangibles. [see more...]
- Allen shows the loose hips and strong hand strike on contact to dominate the defender. He is a very good screen-and-wall off type who works hard to finish. He can punish his man when driving off his initial step and is a fine road grader who can drop his weight and drive through his blocks, thanks to above average leg strength. He is very good at using his hands to lock on (see 2008 Pittsburg State, Fort Hays State and Augustana games) and has a keen understanding for positioning. He has very good balance on the move, which is evident by his ability to land on second-level defenders. He will struggle with balance when he gets his base too narrow, but that is rare to happen. He displays good consistency in attempts to seal and wall off while working in unison with his center, showing ease of movement playing in space. When he gets position on a defender, he knows how to use his mass and hand punch to shock and jolt. He is also especially effective at gaining movement when he has an angle on people and works hard to maintain position and get movement at the point of attack. [see more...]