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Keenan Allen NOT a 1st rd pick

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Keenan Allen ran 40 times of 4.71 and 4.75 at his pro day today. I have been screaming I don't believe he is a first rd talent. He had one big time season last yr but lets break it down. He finished last yr with 98 rec, 1,343 yds, and 6 td's. Yes the receptions and the yds appear to be impressive but lets take a closer look. That is an average of 13.7 yds per catch. The man does NOT separate. For comparisons sake DeAndre Hopkins had 16 less receptions this yr and averaged 5 more yds. he also had 12 more td's. But he also ran .2 of a second faster.

Speed is not everything but in a game based off of inches, it can certainly make a huge difference. And before I forget his td total is alarming. His speed will not allow him to burn defenses and/or take slants the distance, I get that. But at 6'2" 210, one would expect a slightly better red zone presence at the least. I also realize his brother at Qb did him no favors as well. But the fact of the matter remains that he is not that physically gifted. I can't think of one WR in the last 20 yrs that was drafted in the first round that ran a 40 in the 4.7's. He runs good routes, and has steady hands, but that sounds more like a second-third rounder not a first.

He also is not quick enough for the slot. I see him as a reliable chain mover. That's not a bad thing, these players are all over the league, and play valuable roles (i.e. Jason Avant, the best comparison for Allen), but he just is not physically gifted enough to be a first round pick. Another major issue is his health. A torn PCL is typically a six week injury to recover from. He has been dealing with this for 5 months. And today at his personal pro day openly admitted that he is still only 85%. He might not have a long extensive injury history, but this is alarming because he might be an extreme slow healer. One of those guys who chip a toe nail and miss 6 games. His stock is not looking so hot right now. Sorry Allen fans. Hopefully this will put his possible 16 overall hype I'm still hearing to rest, as well as 22.

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