Scouting Report
Allen was a stalwart in the defensive backfield for South Florida and will try to join former teammate Mike Jenkins in the NFL. While it's highly unlikely Allen will get taken with the 25th overall pick like Jenkins was in 2008, he could get selected in the middle or late rounds. He started 39 straight games at safety for the Bulls, and finished his career with 224 tackles and nine interceptions. He had a career-best 85 stops in 2009 - second-most on the team - and matched another career high with four interceptions. For his efforts, Allen earned all-Big East honors for the first time and was invited to the Senior Bowl, where he made one solo tackle and two assists. He came to South Florida after throwing for more than 5,000 yards and breaking virtually every passing record at Cape Coral High School. After playing mostly on special teams as a freshman, he cracked the starting lineup as a sophomore and finished fourth on the team with 84 tackles, including 65 solo stops. Allen also had a team-best three fumble recoveries and four interceptions in 2007. That showing earned him a preseason Thorpe Award candidacy in 2008, but he finished with only 53 tackles and one interception before returning for a more productive senior season. Allen was invited to the NFL scouting combine but a pulled left quad kept him from taking part in drills. However, his ability to make plays could keep him from slipping too far down in the draft.