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Nebraska DE Allen plans Pro Day for April 6

Posted on: March 16, 2011 11:34 am
Edited on: March 16, 2011 11:36 am
Capitalizing on the number of scouts who may already be in the area for Kansas State running back Daniel Thomas' rescheduled Pro Day , Nebraska defensive end Pierre Allen will be working out for scouts at 10 am on April 6.

The Cornhusker pass rusher was unable to perform at the Combine due to a strained right calf muscle. Furthermore, Allen wasn't able to participate in the bench press because of a right wrist injury he sustained while at the Senior Bowl. 

Allen, 6-3 (and a 1/2) and 273 pounds, is expected to do all of the measureable workouts, as well as perform in DL and/or LB drills, as requested.

Though Allen's sack totals dropped from five to 3.5 last season, his tackle numbers improved. As such, he was recognized as a First-Team All Big-12 defender by league coaches with 65 tackles, including 11 tackles for loss. Allen was especially productive in the loss to Washington in the Holiday Bowl, racking up a team-high eight tackles (seven solos), including a tackle for loss. 

A three-year starter for the Blackshirts, Allen's strength and length make him one of the better of the second tier defensive linemen in this draft and a likely 3rd-4th round pick.

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