2015 NFL DRAFT

Javorius Allen, RB

School: Southern California  |  Conference: PAC12
College Experience: Junior  |  Hometown: Tallahasse, FL
Height/Weight: 6-0 / 221 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
115113-4

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
4.532.641.5811 35 1/210'1"4.286.96
Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
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Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Well-built back with good overall musculature, including thick thighs. Exhibits controlled aggression as a runner, showing the burst to zip through holes and the patience to allow them to develop. Possesses deceptive power and acceleration due to his slashing running style. Runs with good forward lean, initiating contact and showing good leg drive to generate yards after contact. Possesses soft hands out of the backfield and shows the ability to adjust to make tough grabs. Alert, physical pass blocker. Comes with experience in Sarkisian's pro-style offense and theoretically should be able to contribute early in his NFL career.

WEAKNESSES: Possesses a high-cut frame with long legs, giving defenders a sizeable target. Lacks ideal balance, struggling to regain his momentum if tripped up and occasionally swinging his arms (including the ball) to stay on his feet. Does not possess ideal breakaway speed.

--Rob Rang

Player Overview

"Buck" Allen entered the 2013 season with just six carries to his credit but emerged as Southern Cal's most dependable back, eclipsing the 100-yard mark four times and scoring a total of 12 touchdowns in their final six games.

Allen remained the lead dog with Steve Sarkisian taking over the program in 2014, earning All-Pac-12 first-team honors with 1,489 rushing yards all-purpose yards and 11 touchdowns. The well-built redshirt junior proved a reliable blocker and receiver out of backfield, finishing third on the team with 41 grabs for 458 yards and another score. While Allen's production is impressive, he certainly was surrounded by a great deal of talent at Southern Cal, not the least of which was a massive offensive line, a savvy quarterback in Cody Kessler and big-play receivers which kept defenses from crowding the line of scrimmage.

Allen is a classic slasher whose ability to zip through gaps and into the open field makes him a threat to gain chunk yardage on each carry. He's far from just a outside running threat, showing the forward lean and leg drive to pick up the tough yards inside.

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05/05/2015 - A closer look at the Ravens' nine picks: Round 4/125 -- Buck Allen, RB, 6-0, 221, USC...Allen is a one-cut, downhill runner with excellent hands out of the backfield. Allen should provide a nice complementary presence working in tandem with veteran runner Justin Forsett. - The Sports Xchange
 

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