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Antonio Allen

Antonio Allen - #26 - SS

Height: 6-1 1/2
Weight: 210
Speed: 4.64
Arm: 32 1/2
Hand: 9 3/8
Wingspan: 77 7/8
Birthdate: 09/23/1988
Hometown: Ocala, FL
Grade: 5.27


Event Ht Wt Hand Arm Wing Wonderlic 40 yard BP BJ VJ 20s 60s 3 Cn
03/28/2012 South Carolina Pro Day 6-0 1/8 206 9 1/4 31 3/8 77 7/8 4.61
02/29/2012 Combine 6-1 1/2 210 9 3/8 32 1/2 77 7/8 4.60 17 9'10" 34 4.25 11.59 7.04
01/23/2012 Senior Bowl 6-1 1/4 202 9 3/8 31 7/8 78 1/2
03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day 6-2 1/4 202 4.55



Prepped in Florida, where he won a state championship. Failed to qualify academically and attended Fork Union (Va.) Military Academy in 2007. Enrolled at South Carolina in January ’08 and went through spring drills as a strong safety but saw limited action at the “Sam” linebacker spot in the fall, recording five tackles in four contests. Moved to the “Spur” position during ’09 fall camp and played in 12 games, making eight starts and recording 35 tackles, two pass breakups and zero interceptions with zero tackles for loss. Missed the Mississippi game with a concussion. Played in 12 games, starting the last 11 at the “Spur,” in ’10 and posted 70-4-1 with 10 1⁄2 tackles for loss, a 37-yard interception return for a touchdown against Clemson and two forced fumbles. Missed the first two games of the season and the start against Furman with a hamstring injury. In ’11, led the team in tackles after recording 88-2-3 with 9 1⁄2 tackles for loss, one sack and four forced fumbles in 12 starts at the “Spur” position. Scored two touchdowns — a fumble return vs. East Carolina and an interception return against Georgia. Did not play against Arkansas (neck).


Very good size and has a projectable frame with room for added bulk. Shows jam strength. Athletic and light on his feet. Good balance and body control. Nice closing burst. Effective near the line. Strong tackler. Productive and flashes playmaking ability — recorded 20 tackles for loss, forced 10 turnovers and scored three touchdowns his last two seasons. Has special-teams experience. Energetic and competitive. Solid character — hardworking leader by example.


Could stand to bulk up. Speed is just adequate. See-and-go reactor. Takes some questionable angles in pursuit, can be overaggressive and slip off tackles. Not as natural moving in reverse (choppy pedal). Shows some stiffness in his hips when asked to transition. Average ball skills. Mental acuity is that of a soldier, not an on-field leader, and could require extra reps before he’s comfortable with complex schemes.


Big, high-cut, slender, athletic, college “spur” defender from a program with a recent history of producing NFL defensive backs. Has tweener traits and lacks ideal instincts for a starter, but athletic ability would be an asset as a reserve/special-teams player.

Antonio Allen's Draft Stock

PFW Grade Scale
7.01-9.00Top 10

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