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2015 NFL Draft: Javorious “Buck” Allen Draft Profile

Buck Allen is an every down back that can handle a heavy workload

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Draft Projection: 3rd or 4th round
2014 Stats: 276att 1489yds 11TD 41Rec 458yds TD
size: 6ft 221lbs

Strengths:

  • Can cut on the dime and get up the field quickly.
  • Has the ability to make defenders miss on the second level.
  • Possess short area acceleration to escape potential leg tacklers.
  • Does a great job at beating defenders around the edge to make something out of nothing.

Simply put, Buck Allen can be an every down back that can handle a heavy workload in the NFL.

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Weaknesses:

  • Tends to run upright and not with leveled pads.
  • Does not the play develop, often trying to make his own running lane.
  • Critical drops out of the backfield hurt him in 2014.
  • Does not run through contact with urgency, usually slowing his feet down.

What NFL.com is saying about Buck Allen:

SOURCES TELL US "He's not the most physical guy I've ever graded, but he'll pass block and he's solid is most areas. I have him as my 4th rated back in the draft for what we want." - AFC running back coach

NFL COMPARISON Bernard Pierce

BOTTOM LINE Workhorse back able to make plays late in the game and work out of the backfield to keep defenses honest. His relative elusiveness in space and ability to cut on a dime give him the ability to create yards where there are none, but his average vision and inability to finish off runs will keep him from getting some of the yards teams might expect. He's well-rounded enough to be a very good backup with middle-of-the-road starting potential.

USC Pro Day analysis from NFL.com:

Running back Javorius "Buck" Allen (6-0 1/2, 219) and wide receiver Nelson Agholor (6-0, 194) did a positional workout together that was scripted. Allen showed that he has a lot of desirable skills from a running back, catching the ball well out of the backfield.

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