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Braelon Allen

Braelon Allen (RB) – Wisconsin / Junior

6’2″, 238 Lbs. (Unofficial)

2022 Stats: 12 Games, 230 Carries, 1242 YDS, 5.4 YPC, 11 TD 13 Rec, 104 YDS, 8 YPRec

2023 Stats: 11 Games, 181 Carries, 984 YDS, 5.4 YPC, 12 TD 28 Rec, 132 YDS, 4.7 YPRec

{Reference:  https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/players/braelon-allen-1.html}

Awards: 

Measurables: (Available post-combine/pro day)

RAS: (Available post-combine/pro day)

Games Watched: 2023 vs. Purdue, 2023 vs. Iowa

PRO’S 

Big, physical runner. Allen’s downhill running style wears down defenses as the game goes on. More elusive than I expected, good vision/reaction time & quick/shifty in short space. 2023 vs. Purdue, 2nd quarter, 14:10, inside run gets stuffed at the LOS, redirects and is met by an LB coming down hill, step back jump cut leaves LB grasping at air, turns a loss into a 4 yard carry. Allen’s 3.77 average yards after contact is 7th amongst draft eligible running backs. Impressed with Allen’s ability to bend/get low at the contact point, able to use his strength as an advantage in these situations and not be out leveraged by smaller defenders. Does a good job of extending to catch the football, natural hands catcher.

CON’S

Allen struggles to hold on to the football, 4 fumbles in 2023 and 9 career fumbles. Break away speed is questionable, he accelerates quickly but doesn’t have the elite top end speed to separate in the open field. 49 career receptions over 3 seasons, Wisconsin had him run very limited routes out of the backfield (mostly swings). In pass protection I would like to see him lunge less, needs to set his base, contact and drive the opponent.

OVERALL 

At 20 years old, Allen will be one of the younger prospects in the 2024 NFL draft. Allen’s career average of 5.85 yards per carry is 4th all time in Wisconsin program history. Allen’s Wisconsin lineage will be intriguing to GMs and draft scouts alike. Allen is a downhill bruiser who will fit well in an offense with a strong offensive line that wants to establish the run and bully their opponents. Allen is young and I think his best football is still yet ahead of him. Look for Braelon to come off the board on day 2.

Completed by: @coachschepps, 01/05/24

Reviewed & edited: J. Clark, 01/05/24

 

 

 

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