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2015 NFL DRAFT
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Roger Allen

Height: 6-3 | Weight: 326 | College: Missouri Western State
 
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Overview

In the school's history, there has never been an offensive lineman that could dominate a game the way Allen did during his 48 contests starting for the Griffons. The former Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association Freshman of the Year (first offensive lineman to ever earn that award) has a mantel full of postseason honors for each of his seasons at MWSU.

Few linemen in the collegiate game boast Allen's raw power and explosive first step coming off the snap. He simply manhandled the low level of competition he faced, as once he anchored in the trenches, his opposition found him to be an immovable object that they simply could not handle in one-on-one confrontations. On the team's last 92 scoring drives, Allen produced 26 touchdown-resulting blocks, a remarkable feat for an offensive guard.

Allen was a standout lineman at Raytown (Mo.) High School. During his prep career, he regularly earned all-metro and all-conference accolades. The 250-pound defensive end received a two-star rating from Scout.com and was recruited by the University of Illinois prior to enrolling at Missouri Western.

In 2005, he garnered MIAA Freshman of the Year honors. He started all 12 games at offensive guard, and his drive blocking helped the team's rushing attack average 4.7 yards per carry. As a sophomore, he was named All-MIAA first-team. The Griffons again rushed for over 2,000 yards behind their right guard, who delivered 10 touchdown-resulting blocks in 2006.

Allen earned All-American first-team honors from The NFL Draft Report and received All-Southwest Region recognition, in addition to adding another All-MIAA first-team berth during his junior campaign. The Griffons rushed for more than 2,000 yards for the third straight year, as their right guard delivered 13 touchdown-resulting blocks and registered 92 knockdowns, finishing with an 85.5 percent grade for blocking consistency, the third-best among Division II blockers.

The senior started nine games at right guard and three late-season contests at right tackle for Missouri Western in 2008. He was again an All-American choice by The NFL Draft Report, as that scouting service rated him the best offensive lineman in the small college ranks. The American Football Coaches Association awarded him with All-American accolades, becoming just the third player in school history to make the AFCA team.

The offense struggled most of the year, but their top prospect produced a league-high 107 knockdowns while posting 14 touchdown-resulting blocks. Allen finished his final season with a career-high blocking consistency of 88.25 percent, the highest mark earned by a blocker in the NCAA Division II ranks.

Analysis

Positives: Wide body with long, strong arms to anchor inside. Quick enough to seal inside or outside shoulder of tackles when head-up. Moves to the second level and comes out of his stance quicker than his timed speed would indicate. Gets low to move his man off the ball on run plays. Works hard through the whistle. Solid on double teams, and does not let up during the play.

Negatives: Only adequate height and athleticism for an offensive lineman. Played at a lower level of competition. Does not sustain in pass protection after initial punch, and will get beat if the quarterback hangs onto the ball. Will miss targets in space. Punches and overextends in pass protection and when trying to secure the linebacker, instead of latching on and moving his feet to sustain. Winds up on the ground too often.

Scouting Report

GENERAL REPORT: GRADE: 6.74

Body Structure: Allen has a very powerful upper body with long, thick limbs, big back, good waist and well-proportioned thighs and calves. He possesses a thick lower body frame with wide hips and a squat build that can carry at least another 15 pounds without any loss in quickness. He has the good arm length you look for in making reach blocks, and he comes off the ball with good leg drive and hand punch to shock and jolt. He generates good hip rotation when redirecting on the move and knows how to use his size to get leverage on the defender.

Athletic Ability: Allen has outstanding power for a player his size. He shows good athletic agility getting out in front on sweeps and pulls and is very flexible when redirecting. He shows good knee bend and adequate quickness for a trap blocker and runs with a normal stride working into the second level. He demonstrates the fluid change of direction skills and proper weight distribution in space and has good body quickness in his kick slide. He also shows the foot agility, balance and body control to get out and stalk second-level defenders. He maintains good balance on drive blocks and is quick enough when running long distances. In the short area, he shows good balance and a fluid running stride. He is quick in his retreat setting up in pass protection and has the functional overall flexibility to get back into the action on the move, taking proper angles to neutralize linebackers. He plays flat-footed with his hands properly inside his frame to gain leverage. GRADE: 6.7

Football Sense: Allen plays with very good field awareness and vision. He shows valid instincts and the ability to adjust on the move to different schemes and needs just normal reps to retain plays. He understands all blocking schemes and options and is smart enough to be used in making calls up front. He has a good knowledge of the games, studies tapes and is well-prepared for his upcoming opponent. He has no problems digesting a complicated playbook or taking those plays from the chalkboard to the playing field. He makes good adjustments during game action and works well in unison with his other line mates. GRADE: 6.6

Character: Allen is a perfect mentor for the team's younger players. He has no known off-field issues and is the type that will play through pain. He communicates well with his teammates and staff and is highly respected by the organization. He is mature beyond his years and shows great responsibility, taking pride in his leadership ability. GRADE: 6.9

Competitiveness: Allen has a lot of moxie and aggression in his play. He competed most of the 2008 season with a shoulder problem, yet logged the most action of any offensive player. He is a very consistent performer who plays with good urgency. He simply dominated at this level of play and competes well vs. top-rated competition. He works hard to finish blocks and explodes with good force coming out of his stance. He plays at a high intensity level with tremendous aggression. He has this "search and destroy" attitude taking on level-two defenders and plays with an attitude that he would much rather punish his opponent rather than just contain them. He plays until the whistle and there is simply no quit in him (evident by his stellar performances throughout the team's loses in 2008). He will not hesitate in throwing an elbow (see 2008 Pittsburg State and Emporia State games) and shows outstanding tenacity in his overall play. His mean streak is evident throughout his play coming out of his stance, as he keeps his head on a swivel, looking for other targets to hit. He is known for his ability to look for defenders down field and attacks his man hard in every snap. GRADE: 6.8

Work Habits: Allen is well-known throughout the league as a tough, physical and determined player. He does the "little extras" after practices and in the weight room, puts in more hours watching tapes and is readily available to mentor younger teammates. He takes pride in his consistent performances and takes well to hard coaching. The staff calls him an outstanding worker and player on game day. He plays like he practices and is a good mentor on the offensive line. He has responded well to his two-time role as team captain and while he appears quiet at times off the field, he will not hesitate to take a teammate to task if he thinks that player is not performing to the best of his ability. Football is very important to him. GRADE: 6.7

ATHLETIC REPORT. GRADE: 6.62

Initial Quickness: Allen has good initial quickness to gain advantage, as he plays with a low pad level and shows good balance with his first step, generating suddenness and body quickness to leverage. He has the loose hips to make adjustments in space, but it is his pad level and hand punch that usually sees him gain instant advantage on a lethargic defender. He comes out of his stance with a wide anchor, good body control and keeps his hands inside his framework. He is best when used on short pulls, as his timed speed is just adequate when going long distances, though. He demonstrates good balance in his retreat setting up in pass protection. He gets off the ball with good urgency and pad level, and has the quickness to gain position off the snap and is very alert to movement, showing the nimble feet to redirect in the short area. He shows good snap quickness in the shotgun and knows how to get into position to sustain defenders. He has the explosion and arm reach to consistently establish himself getting into his reach blocks and in maintaining position. GRADE: 6.3

Lateral Movement: Allen is quite effective getting in front on short pulls and traps. His initial quickness on the pull lets him land on targets when working in close quarters. He takes good angles in space and makes proper adjustment moving into the second level. He is very balanced utilizing his kick slide, while also staying square and showing the ability to redirect. It is rare to see him revert to waist bending, as he shows good ability to flip his hips, sink his pads and flow with the play. He shows good agility in his kick slide and moves from side to side with good flexibility. The thing you see on game films (see 2008 Northern State, Pittsburg State and Emporia State games) is his ability to execute the mini-pulls and traps with ease of movement. GRADE: 6.9

Balance/Stays On Feet: Allen shows good cover-up ability on the move, consistently finishing once engaged with the defender. He has those good, long arms to leverage and control and excels when trying to reach and hold his position or when rerouting his opponent. In the past, he would sometimes bend at the waist, and it would lead to him over-extending on reach blocks. But during his last two seasons, he has learned to compensate, showing better patience to let the defenders come to him rather than lunge at his opponent. He has a strong anchor and base to maintain position and has shown very good hand placement in his quest to defeat counter moves. He comes off the snap with good explosion and does a nice job of keeping his feet and staying in control when on the move. He has good body control in his attempts to sustain and when he keeps his pads down, he does a great job of getting under defenders to leverage them during the running game. GRADE: 6.7

Explosion/Pop: Allen might generate great initial explosion, but he is much more effective on the short pulls than when running long distances (lack of great timed speed). He gets a strong initial surge on contact and is a classic mauler with a brutal hand punch to shock and jolt. He is especially effective helping out his center and is a dominating drive blocker at this level who combines strength and mass to sustain as an in-line blocker. His impressive upper body power lets him consistently shock defenders. When he sinks and rolls his hips, his explosion in the short area is excellent. He generates a strong punch in pass protection and maintains balance while showing he is quick to recover vs. speedy edge moves. GRADE: 6.6

Run Blocking: Allen shows the loose hips and strong hand strike on contact to dominate the defender. He is a very good screen-and-wall off type who works hard to finish. He can punish his man when driving off his initial step and is a fine road grader who can drop his weight and drive through his blocks, thanks to above average leg strength. He is very good at using his hands to lock on (see 2008 Pittsburg State, Fort Hays State and Augustana games) and has a keen understanding for positioning. He has very good balance on the move, which is evident by his ability to land on second-level defenders. He will struggle with balance when he gets his base too narrow, but that is rare to happen. He displays good consistency in attempts to seal and wall off while working in unison with his center, showing ease of movement playing in space. When he gets position on a defender, he knows how to use his mass and hand punch to shock and jolt. He is also especially effective at gaining movement when he has an angle on people and works hard to maintain position and get movement at the point of attack. GRADE: 6.9

Pass Blocking: Having allowed just one sack in his last two years, Allen has done well in protecting his quarterback. He plays flat-footed and generates a strong anchor and power base. He uses his hands well to catch the defender and is quick to recover vs. counter moves. He has very good short area kick slide and hand usage, showing proper knee bend to quickly redirect. He is equally effective when anchoring and locking out vs. power as he is when sliding and adjusting to quickness. He uses his hands well to set and hold off on contact and has more than enough strength to anchor (could use more bulk for the NFL level). GRADE: 6.8

Pulling/Trapping: Allen demonstrates good cover-up ability. He is a strong finisher once he engages a defender and does a good job of playing on his feet. He seems to be more comfortable blocking in tight quarters or on short pulls than when going long distances, as he does not have great sustained speed. He does show good balance and body control to take good angles in attempts to neutralize second-level defenders. He has the loose hips to turn and get back into the action when playing in space. He can do a nice job of adjusting to movement and generally finds his targets, but is best when used on short traps and pulls than long ones. He also has improved his body control on the cutback. When he plays with his knees bent and over his feet, he is very consistent keeping his balance on the move. GRADE: 6.2

Adjust on Linebacker Downfield: Allen has good chip-and-land ability. He can get up on second-level defenders, doing a nice job of gaining position. His field vision and instincts allow him to anticipate where the linebacker will be and he will not hesitate to go down field to land on targets. He is a patient blocker in the second level with a good concept for taking angles to the linebackers. He has good balance executing an open-field block and is consistent getting out in front on short screens. The thing you see on film (see 2008 Minnesota-Duluth and Augustana games) is his ability to hustle and look up defenders down field, even though he lacks blazing speed to travel long distances. GRADE: 6.4

Use of Hands/Punch: Allen demonstrates very good hand usage and a strong punch. He uses his long arms well to lock on and control. He maintains proper hand position and is very good at extending them while maintaining inside position. He is physical and strong with his punch extension and has good lock-out ability, as he is quick to replace his hands. Even when playing with a bad shoulder the second half of 2008 (possible labrum), he was very effective at generating force and pop behind his hits to jolt the opponent. He knows how to use his hands to grab and gain control. He also has improved his hand quickness, as he works hard to get a piece of his opponent's jersey to lock on and control. GRADE: 7.0

Reactions/Awareness: Allen is very alert to picking up stunts and twists. He shows good patience waiting for plays to develop and is very reacts quickly to switching on stunts or picking up blitzes. He is better at locating and neutralizing interior blitzes, but even though he does not have great speed to run long distances, he is quick enough in the short area to isolate speed rushers. He has decent foot speed to mirror when working in-line by staying square to recover. He is good adjusting when changing direction, doing a better job the last two years in attempts to keep his weight back and stay under control to slide, shuffle and adjust his feet to movement. GRADE: 6.4

Compares To: BRIAN WINTERS, Kansas City -- Like Winters, Allen has been a model of consistency throughout his career. You can also see a little of Larry Allen (ex-Dallas and San Francisco) in his play, as he shows the same tenacity, brute strength and uncanny instincts to consistently be in position to lock on and control the defender. He is a true warrior who played part of the 2008 season with a shoulder injury that would sideline most others. With a weak crop of major college talent at this position, Allen could turn out to be the Cinderella story of the 2009 draft, especially since the shoulder injury that bothered him during 2008 was recently given a clean bill of health from renowned surgeon, Dr. James Andrews.

OVERALL GRADE: 6.64

Career Notes

Allen started all 48 games (34 at right guard, 11 at left guard, three at right tackle), as the team compiled a 33-15 record during his four seasons at Missouri Western, where he was part of the winningest class in school history … Graded 86.81 percent for blocking consistency, the best mark of any offensive lineman at the NCAA Division II level … Registered 386 key blocks/knockdowns with 56 touchdown-resulting blocks and 31 down field blocks for his career … Allowed just 2.5 sacks and three pressures while seeing action during 1,309 pass plays during his tenure with the Griffons … Became just the third player in school history to earn American Football Coaches Association All-American honors in 2008, joining defensive back Pierre Thomas (2003) and running back Jeremiah White (2005) on that prestigious postseason team … Allen set a Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association season record in 2008, as he graded over 90 percent for blocking consistency in five contests, topping the old mark of four 90 percent performances by Kendall Gammon of Pittsburg State in 1991 … For his career, Allen has graded over 90 percent for blocking consistency in 16 of 48 contests (33.33 percent).

2008 Season

All-American and All-Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association first-team choice by The NFL Draft Report … Added All-American first-team honors from the American Football Coaches Association and Associated Press … Earned All-MIAA first-team accolades from the league coaches … Named to Daktronics' All-Super Region IV first-team … Rated the premier offensive guard prospect in the small college ranks by The NFL Draft Report … Allen started the team's first seven games at right offensive guard, but problems at right tackle forced the coaches to shift their best blocker to that position for the Emporia State, Missouri Southern and Central Missouri contests before moving back to right guard for the final two games of the season vs. Truman State and Augustana College … The Griffons struggled on offense, as they ranked 101st in the nation in rushing (118.58 ypg) and 69th in total offense (354.00 ypg), but Allen ranked among college football's elite, leading the Division II offensive linemen by recording a blocking consistency grade of 88.25 percent … Made 107 key blocks/knockdowns, the most of any blocker in the small college ranks … Had 14 touchdown-resulting blocks, a league-high and had eight down field blocks … Allowed just one quarterback sack and two pressures on 389 pass plays … Penalized twice on 741 total offensive snaps … Graded over 90 percent for blocking consistency in five games.

2008 Game Analysis

Northern State (S.D.) … The offense generated 459 yards in a 38-27 win, as Allen was in on a season-high 12 knockdowns/key blocks, including one that resulted in a touch-down … At the start of the second quarter, he helped cap a 10-play, 43-yard series by taking down defensive tackle Mike Liedberg, opening a path used by Zach Walker on second-and-goal for a 1-yard touchdown run … Walker used a chop block by Allen on linebacker Chris Hurd to turn the right corner for a 12-yard scamper that set up Drew Newhart's 11-yard scoring toss to Andrew Mead, giving MWSU a 28-14 lead going into the locker room at halftime … Head to Head Competition-DT#55-Mike Liedberg (6:03-321)-Two assisted tackles … Offensive Impact-Allen recorded 12 knockdowns/key blocks with one touchdown-resulting block, grading 90 percent for an offense that gained 115 yards and one touchdown on 36 carries (3.06 ypc), completed 19-of-22 passes for 304 yards and three touchdowns, and generated 459 total yards on 58 snaps (7.91 yards per play).

Minnesota-Duluth … Allen made eight key blocks, including one down field, but the team managed only 257 yards in a 47-18 loss … He set up a 39-yard field goal late in the first quarter, as he leveled defensive end Drew Fautsch to give QB Drew Newhart time to fire a 13-yard pass to Andrew Mead that placed the ball on the UMD 27 … Later in the third stanza, he clobbered defensive tackle Jim Kunz on Newhart's 28-yard flag pass to Cedric Houston and then ended that possession by opening a rush lane used by Newhart on fourth-and-goal for a 1-yard touchdown run … Head to Head Competition-DT#91-Jim Kunz (6:00-267)-Three tackles (2 solos) … Offensive Impact-Allen recorded 11 knockdowns/ key blocks with one touchdown-resulting block and one down field block, grading 89 percent for an offense that gained 104 yards and one touchdown on 34 carries (3.06 ypc), completed 17-of-30 passes for 153 yards, no touchdowns and three interceptions, and generated 257 total yards on 64 snaps (4.02 yards per play).

Northwest Missouri State … The Griffons were held to only 55 yards rushing in a tough 42-35 loss, as Allen posted seven knockdowns … On the team's first possession, he took down defensive end Tyler Northway on a 17-yard third-and-9 pass from Drew Newhart to Zach Sharp and later on that series, Newhart kept the ball on third-and-6, cut through a hole created by his right guard and scored on a 15-yard bootleg that ended a 13-play, 74-yard drive … At the start of the second quarter, a blown assignment saw defenders Tyler Roach and Moe Dampeer come over MWSU's strong side to sack Newhart for a 10-yard loss … Head to Head Competition-DT#91-Tyler Roach (6:03-277)-Three tackles (2 solos), 0.5 sacks for minus 5 yards, one pass deflection … Offensive Impact-Allen recorded seven knockdowns/key blocks with one touchdown-resulting block and one down field block, grading 85 percent for an offense that gained 55 yards and one touchdown on 31 carries (1.77 ypc), completed 16-of-29 passes for 254 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions, and generated 309 total yards on 60 snaps (5.15 yards per play).

Pittsburg State … The offense had some success vs. the Gorillas, compiling 429 yards in a 46-40 loss, as Allen was credited with a pair of touchdown-resulting blocks … The right guard upended linebacker Austin Cartright on Drew Newhart's third-and-4 pass to Ferrell McGhee for 13 yards and Allen then cleared a path used by Thomas Hodges for a 6-yard touchdown run that capped a nine-play, 60-yard series in the first quarter … Midway through the second stanza, he had a key down field block to spring Zach Walker on a 21-yard scamper, opened a hole used by Thomas Hodges on fourth-and-1 for 2 yards and then finished off that 73-yard, 14-play possession by taking down defensive tackle Mike Roberts on Hodges' 5-yard touchdown run … Head to Head Competition-DT#50-Mike Roberts (6:00-268)-Three assisted tackles … Offensive Impact-Allen recorded nine knock-downs/key blocks with two touchdown-resulting blocks and one down field block, grading 95 percent for an offense that gained 169 yards and two touchdowns on 36 carries (4.69 ypc), completed 24-of-39 passes for 260 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions, and generated 429 total yards on 75 snaps (5.72 yards per play).

Washburn … The Griffons lost for the fourth consecutive game, but Allen came up with six knockdowns in a 21-17 loss … He alertly picked up the blitz, taking down linebacker Bruce Ringwood on a 13-yard scoring toss from Drew Newhart to Thomas Hodges in the first quarter … Midway through the second stanza, the right guard was charged with a false start on a third-and-9 snap at the MWSU 7 … Head to Head Competition-DT#96-Brandon Jackson (6:02-299)-Six tackles (3 solos), one stop for a 1-yard loss … Offensive Impact-Allen recorded six knockdowns/key blocks with one touchdown-resulting block, grading 77 percent for an offense that gained 121 yards and no touchdowns on 41 carries (2.95 ypc), completed 31-of-48 passes for 349 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions, and generated 470 total yards on 89 snaps (5.28 yards per play).

Fort Hays State … MWSU snapped a four-game losing streak, even though their offense was held to just 195 yards in a 31-28 decision. Allen graded 90 percent for blocking consistency, as he posted nine knockdowns/key blocks … He opened a hole used by Zach Walker for a 10-yard scamper and then took down defensive tackle Ty Brunswig to spring QB Drew Newhart for a 14-yard bootleg to the FHSU 11, where Newhart then flipped a 7-yard touchdown pass to William Babcock two plays later for the first score of the game … With 0:20 left in the first half, he crashed into Brunswig, pushing the defender into linebacker Cody Engle to pave the way for Newhart's 1-yard touchdown run on a third-and-goal snap to give the Griffons a 21-0 lead going into the locker room at half time … Head to Head Competition-DT#55-Ty Brunswig (6:00-286)-Two assisted tackles … Offensive Impact-Allen recorded nine knockdowns/key blocks with one touchdown-resulting block and one down field block, grading 90 percent for an offense that gained 67 yards and one touchdown on 38 carries (1.76 ypc), completed 13-of-21 passes for 128 yards, two touchdowns and one interception, and generated 195 total yards on 59 snaps (3.31 yards per play).

Nebraska-Omaha … The Griffons were drubbed 42-14 by UNO, but Allen delivered seven key blocks, including one that resulted in a touchdown … Early in the fourth quarter, he held off defensive end Ruei Dei on Drew Newhart's 27-yard flag pass to Adam Clausen and the right guard concluded that 79-yard, 10-play drive by shoving defensive tackle Zack Keller out of the way on tailback Thomas Hodges' 3-yard touchdown run … Head to Head Competition-DT#99-Zach Keller (6:02-294)-Two assisted tackles … Offensive Impact-Allen recorded nine knockdowns/key blocks with one touchdown-resulting block, grading 88 percent for an offense that gained 36 yards and one touchdown on 21 carries (1.71 ypc), completed 20-of-36 passes for 221 yards, no touchdowns and one interception, and generated 257 total yards on 57 snaps (4.51 yards per play).

Emporia State … In a 28-21 victory, Allen shifted to right offensive tackle, delivering a pair of touchdown-resulting blocks … Early in the first quarter, he took down two defenders on a fourth-and-1 snap, opening a hole that tailback Thomas Hodges used for an 11-yard run. On third-and-goal, Allen flipped linebacker Blake Ringwall into defensive end Daniel Webb and Zach Walker used the hole created by the blocker for a 1-yard touchdown run on third-and-goal, ending a 12-play, 56-yard series … In the second frame, Allen clobbered Ringwall, killing the blitz on QB Drew Newhart's third-and-8 pass to Eric Anderson for 16 yards and the new right tackle then drove into Webb to pave the way for Walker to score again on a 12-yard carry, concluding an 8-play, 66-yard drive … Head to Head Competition-DE#60-Daniel Webb (6:01-252)-One assisted tackle … Offensive Impact-Allen recorded nine knockdowns/ key blocks with two touchdown-resulting blocks, grading 94 percent for an offense that gained 104 yards and two touchdowns on 34 carries (3.06 ypc), completed 22-of-32 passes for 297 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions, and generated 401 total yards on 66 snaps (6.08 yards per play).

Missouri Southern … The Griffons won back-to-back games for the first time in 2008, as Allen continued to handle right tackle chores in a 17-3 triumph. He finished the day with nine knockdowns, including one that resulted in a touchdown … On the first play of the game from scrimmage, defensive end Nick Teer slipped past Allen to pressure QB Drew Newhart into throwing an incomplete pass … In the third quarter, he exacted some revenge by flattening Teer on a 31-yard scamper by Zach Walker to the MSSU 7. Two plays later, Allen drove into defensive tackle David Benham to spring Walker for a 2-yard touchdown run that finished off a 72-yard, 9-play possession … With 1:36 left in the game, Allen made a bone-jarring block on Teer that cleared a path for Thomas Hodges to break around the right side en route to a 40-yard run … Head to Head Competition-DE#57-Nick Teer (6:01-266)-Five tackles (1 solo), one stop for a 2-yard loss, one QB pressure … Offensive Impact-Allen recorded nine knockdowns/key blocks with one touchdown-resulting block and one down field block, grading 85 percent for an offense that gained 199 yards and two touchdowns on 40 carries (4.98 ypc), completed 15-of-30 passes for 169 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions, and generated 368 total yards on 70 snaps (5.26 yards per play).

Central Missouri State … MWSU put together their third straight win, taking down the Mules 42-41 in the final moments, as Allen made eight knockdowns/key blocks … Rush end Layne Kreter came over the strong side to pressure Drew Newhart on a third-and-15 pass that was incomplete in the second quarter … Early in the second half, Allen was penalized 10 yards for holding at the MWSU 23 and miscommunication on the line saw Kreter team with Neil Barnes to sack Newhart for an 8-yard loss in the fourth quarter. Allen would make up for those miscues by crashing into Kreter, clearing a rush lane used by tailback Thomas Hodges for a 15-yard touchdown run … With 3:17 left on the clock, Newhart hid behind Allen on a fourth-and-5 toss to Andrew Mead for 19 yards. Allen then opened a hole for Hodges' 9-yard run to the UCM 28 and on third-and-3, Hodges again used a rush lane created by his right tackle for 5 yards and a first down. Hodges fumbled the ball, but the Griffons recovered. With six seconds left on the game clock, MWSU's Dustin Strickler kicked the game-winning 30-yard field goal … Head to Head Competition-DE#49-Layne Kreter (6:03-247)-Three assisted tackles, 0.5 sack for minus 4 yards, one QB pressure … Offensive Impact-Allen recorded eight knockdowns/key blocks with one touchdown-resulting block and one down field block, grading 83 percent for an offense that gained 185 yards and three touchdowns on 41 carries (4.51 ypc), completed 19-of-37 passes for 283 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions, and generated 468 total yards on 78 snaps (6.00 yards per play).

Truman State … Allen closed out his regular-season college career as a victor in a wild 33-32 decision, coming up with eight key blocks, including one that resulted in a touchdown … On the team's first play from scrimmage, Allen, back at right guard for Senior Day, cleared a rush lane that was used by tailback Thomas Hodges for a 46-yard scoring scamper … In the second quarter, he drove through the defensive line to help Zach Walker register a first down on a third-and-1 run that netted 4 yards and then took down nose guard Andy Swedenhjelm on Drew Newhart's 11-yard toss to Andrew Mead that set up Walker's 8-yard touchdown run with 2:21 left in the first half … Head to Head Competition-DT#64-Andy Swedenhjelm (6:03-304)-Four tackles (1 solo) … Offensive Impact-Allen recorded eight knockdowns/key blocks with one touchdown-resulting block and one down field block, grading 88 percent for an offense that gained 126 yards and two touchdowns on 38 carries (3.32 ypc), completed 21-of-27 passes for 224 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions, and generated 350 total yards on 65 snaps (5.38 yards per play).

Augustana (S.D.) … In the Mineral Water Bowl loss, the Griffons managed only 285 yards, but 212 came over Allen's territory, as the right guard closed out his career with 10 knockdowns, including a touchdown-resulting block … He collided with defensive end Brady McIver on an early first-quarter 20-yard toss from QB Drew Newhart to Andrew Mead and held off linebacker Matt Lien on Newhart's 31-yard completion to Eric Anderson … In the second stanza, Allen led the charge on a 30-yard carry by Thomas Hodges, flattening linebacker Andrew Keel along the way, allowing the tailback to pick up his final 17 yards on that run to set up a Missouri Western 27-yard field goal … Newhart hid behind Allen on third-and-10 until finding Mead with an 11-yard toss at the Augustana 20. On fourth-and-4, the Griffons executed a fake field goal, with the right guard clobbering defensive tackle Kevin Knapp on receiver Eric Anderson's 14-yard touchdown strike to Alvaro Prado that capped a 66-yard, 12-play series … Record Watch-Allen set a conference season-record with his fifth 90 percent blocking consistency grade in a game during the 2008 campaign … Head to Head Competition-DT#94-Jesse Jones (6:04-272)-No tackles … Offensive Impact-Allen recorded 10 knockdowns/key blocks with one touchdown-resulting block and one down field block, grading 94 percent for an offense that gained 102 yards and no touchdowns on 29 carries (3.52 ypc), completed 14-of-38 passes for 183 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions, and generated 285 total yards on 67 snaps (4.25 yards per play).

2007 Season

All-American first-team choice by The NFL Draft Report, adding honorable mention from Football Gazette and D2Football.com … All-Mid American Intercollegiate Athletics Association first-team selection … Added Daktronics All-Southwest Region second-team accolades … Started all 12 games at right offensive guard, delivering 92 key blocks/ knockdowns, including 13 touchdown-resulting blocks and nine down field blocks, helping an offense that averaged 387.9 yards per game, including a 170.3-yard average on the ground … Was penalized once and allowed just one quarterback pressure and no sacks on 329 pass plays … Graded over 90 percent for blocking consistency in four contests, the most of any down lineman in the MIAA in 2007.

2007 Game Analysis

Baker University … The Griffons rolled to a 42-24 win in the season opener, thanks to the stellar blocking performance from their right guard. Allen posted 10 knockdowns and two touchdown-resulting blocks to record the first of four games where he received a blocking consistency grade of 90 percent or higher in 2007 … Tailback La'Darrian Page used a downfield block by Allen on linebacker Brad Page for a 29-yard gain on a rushing attempt and on third-and-goal, he went over right guard for a 2-yard touchdown early in the second stanza … Page was leveled by Allen in the backfield on a third-and-6 toss from QB Barron Bradshaw to Andrew Mead and Bradshaw kept the ball on third-and-6, rushing through a hole Allen created for an 8-yard gain on a bootleg. Page then went around right end for a 12-yard scoring burst that capped the 14-play, 83-yard series in the third quarter … Head to Head Competition-DT#50-Philip Weinmaster (6:01-252)-Two assisted tackles … Offensive Impact-Allen recorded 10 knockdowns/key blocks with two touchdown-resulting blocks and one down field block, grading 95 percent for an offense that gained 119 yards and three touchdowns on 34 carries (3.50 ypc), completed 14-of-23 passes for 135 yards, one touchdown and one interception, and generated 254 total yards on 67 snaps (3.79 yards per play).

Minnesota-Duluth … Allen added nine more knockdowns, including a touchdown-resulting block, leading MWSU to a 45-27 triumph … Tailback Thomas Hodges slipped through a hole created by his right guard en route to an 11-yard run and Allen's crunching block on nose guard Jim Kunz paved the way for tailback La'Darrian Page's 36-yard scoring scamper to end the team's game opening possession … In the second stanza, Allen took down rush end Dustin Timmerman to clear the way for Page's 22-yard jaunt to the UMD 30. On the next snap, QB Drew Newhart found Cedric Houston with a 30-yard touchdown pass … Head to Head Competition-DT#91-Jim Kunz (6:00-267)-Three tackles (2 solos) … Offensive Impact-Allen recorded nine knockdowns/key blocks with one touchdown-resulting block and one down field block, grading 88 percent for an offense that gained 173 yards and two touchdowns on 41 carries (4.22 ypc), completed 13-of-27 passes for 234 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions, and generated 407 total yards on 68 snaps (5.99 yards per play).

Northwest Missouri State … The Griffons failed to establish their ground game in a 44-20 loss, as Allen finished the day with six knockdowns … He leveled defensive tackle Terry Bilbro on a third-and-1 run by La'Darrian Page that netted 2 yards and a first down and then cleared a rush lane that Page used for an 8-yard pick up to the NWMSU 11, setting up an 8-yard scoring strike from Drew Newhart to Andrew Mead midway through the second quarter … Head to Head Competition-DT#98-Terry Bilbro (6:02-315-Two tackles (1 solo) … Offensive Impact-Allen recorded six knockdowns/key blocks with one down field block, grading 80 percent for an offense that gained 61 yards and one touchdown on 33 carries (1.85 ypc), completed 18-of-31 passes for 232 yards, two touchdowns and one interception, and generated 293 total yards on 64 snaps (4.58 yards per play).

Pittsburg State … The running game bounced back, totaling 319 yards with three scores, as Allen had resulting blocks on two of those touchdown drives … On the team's first series, he opened a hole used by tailback Thomas Hodges for a 6-yard run to the PSU 4. On the next snap, Hodges followed Allen into the end zone for a 4-yard scoring scamper … In the third frame, he leveled linebacker Rusty Morgan down field on a 20-yard jaunt by tailback La'Darrian Page and then cleared a path for an 11-yard burst by Hodges. Page took the next handoff and went between right guard and center for a 23-yard touchdown run that capped a 5-play, 72-yard series … Head to Head Competition-DT#50-Mike Roberts (6:00-268)-Two tackles (1 solo) … Offensive Impact-Allen recorded eight knockdowns/key blocks with two touchdown-resulting blocks and one down field block, grading 94 percent for an offense that gained 319 yards and three touchdowns on 35 carries (9.11 ypc), completed 8-of-15 passes for 150 yards, two touchdowns and one interception, and generated 469 total yards on 50 snaps (9.38 yards per play).

Washburn … The Griffons struggled to establish their passing game, picking up just 103 aerial yards in a 31-24 loss, as Allen was credited with six knockdowns … La'Darrian Page went over right guard for an 18-yard run and QB Drew Newhart followed Allen into the end zone on a keeper that resulted in a 1-yard touchdown, ending a 59-yard, 12-play early first quarter possession … Head to Head Competition-DT#96-Brandon Jackson (6:02-297)-Two tackles (1 solo), one stop for a 1-yard loss, one pass deflection … Offensive Impact-Allen recorded six knockdowns/key blocks with one touchdown-resulting block and one down field block, grading 81 percent for an offense that gained 143 yards and one touchdown on 37 carries (3.86 ypc), completed 11-of-19 passes for 103 yards, one touchdown and one interception, and generated 246 total yards on 56 snaps (4.39 yards per play).

Fort Hays State … Allen registered seven knockdowns to help the team amass 326 yards passing in a 37-9 victory … In the first quarter, tailback La'Darrian Page took a fourth-and-1 handoff and followed his right guard into the end zone on an 11-yard touchdown run, as Allen flattened linebacker Joey Cotton to clear away Page's final obstacle … QB Drew Newhart went over right guard on a third-and-4 option run for 17 yards and Thomas Hodges used a crease created by Allen for a 6-yard run to the FHSU 5, setting up a 19-yard field goal late in the third quarter … Head to Head Competition-DT#55-Ty Brunswig (6:00-288)-Four assisted tackles … Offensive Impact-Allen recorded seven knockdowns/key blocks with one touchdown-resulting block and one down field block, grading 84 percent for an offense that gained 94 yards and two touchdowns on 30 carries (3.13 ypc), completed 20-of-34 passes for 326 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions, and generated 420 total yards on 64 snaps (6.56 yards per play).

Southwest Baptist … In a 49-14 triumph, the Griffons gained 330 yards with four scores rushing, as Allen collected six knockdowns … Miscommunication on the line led to defensive tackle Clint Carroz coming over right guard to stop tailback La'Darrian Page for a 5-yard loss on the first series of the game for MWSU … Allen made up for that miscue by taking down Carroz on a 1-yard scoring run by tailback Thomas Hodges, as the right guard set up that second quarter score by opening a rush lane used by Page for a 37-yard run to the SBU 5 two plays earlier … Head to Head Competition-DT#32-Clint Carroz (6:03-277)-Four tackles (3 solos), three stops for minus 7 yards … Offensive Impact-Allen recorded six knockdowns/key blocks with one touchdown-resulting block and one down field block, grading 73 percent for an offense that gained 330 yards and three touchdowns on 49 carries (6.73 ypc), completed 20-of-30 passes for 191 yards, four touchdowns and one interception, and generated 521 total yards on 79 snaps (6.59 yards per play).

Emporia State … The Griffons' ground game added three more touchdowns, with Allen coming up with a pair of score-resulting blocks among his 10 knockdowns in a 52-21 win … He was penalized for a false start early in the second quarter, but made up for that miscue by taking down defensive tackle A.J. Franklin on a 10-yard touchdown run by tailback La'Darrian Page that concluded the 66-yard, 8-play possession … On the team's next series, he clobbered Franklin to spring Page for a 32-yard scoring burst … Head to Head Competition-DT#92-A.J. Franklin (6:04-283)-Three tackles (1 solo) … Offensive Impact-Allen recorded 10 knockdowns/key blocks with two touchdown-resulting blocks and one down field block, grading 92 percent for an offense that gained 179 yards and three touchdowns on 37 carries (4.84 ypc), completed 16-of-23 passes for 388 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions, and generated 567 total yards on 60 snaps (9.45 yards per play).

Central Missouri … The team collected 244 yards and three scores via their aerial attack for a 42-28 win, as Allen was credited with seven key blocks … He opened a huge hole that was used by tailback La'Darrian Page for a 38-yard run past mid field and then ended that 85-yard, 5-play series by flattening linebacker Mike Dillon down field on Page's 29-yard touch-down run with 1:39 left in the game … Head to Head Competition-DT#77-Tyler Nay (6:01-279)-Two solo tackles … Offensive Impact-Allen recorded seven knockdowns/key blocks with one touchdown-resulting block and one down field block, grading 86 percent for an offense that gained 151 yards and one touchdown on 35 carries (4.31 ypc), completed 23-of-36 passes for 244 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions, and generated 395 total yards on 71 snaps (5.56 yards per play).

Truman State … Allen ended the regular season by delivering 10 key blocks, including one that resulted in a touchdown, helping the Griffons pile up 384 yards … He opened a rush lane fore a 13-yard run by Thomas Hodges that was followed by Barron Bradshaw's 32-yard scoring strike to Cedric Houston in the first quarter … Tailback La'Darrian Page went through a rush lane that Allen sustained for a 15-yard pick up and one fourth-and-1, the right guard drive straight ahead with Hodges following for a 2-yard gain and a first down. On second-and-goal, Bradshaw kept the ball and used Allen's block on defensive end Les Hammers to score on a 1-yard run that capped a 16-play, 74-yard second quarter drive … Head to Head Competition-DT#64-Andy Swedenhjelm (6:02-292)-No tackles … Offensive Impact-Allen recorded 10 knockdowns/key blocks with one touchdown-resulting block, grading 91 percent for an offense that gained 166 yards and three touchdowns on 44 carries (3.77 ypc), completed 18-of-30 passes for 218 yards, one touchdown and one interception, and generated 384 total yards on 72 snaps (5.33 yards per play).

Wayne (Neb.) State (Mineral Water Bowl) … The Griffons closed out the year with a 20-13 decision, as their right guard registered seven knockdowns … Late in the second quarter, tailback La'Darrian Page took a third-and-7 handoff and burst around the right side, where Allen upended defensive end Tyler Krueger to spring the runner for a 55-yard touchdown jaunt … Defensive tackle Chris Barry slipped past Allen to pressure QB Drew Newhart on a second-and-10 incomplete pass, but on the next snap, Barry was flattened by the right guard, letting Newhart find Billy Babcock with a third-and-10 toss that was good for 15 yards. The series would continue into the fourth quarter, where the Griffons settled for a 30-yard field goal … Head to Head Competition-DT#94-Chris Barry (6:01-283)-Two tackles (1 solo) … Offensive Impact-Allen recorded seven knockdowns/key blocks with one touchdown-resulting block, grading 82 percent for an offense that gained 249 yards and one touchdown on 42 carries (5.93 ypc), completed 14-of-30 passes for 146 yards, one touchdown and one interception, and generated 395 total yards on 72 snaps (5.49 yards per play).

2006 Season

All-American third-team choice by The Gridiron Report … Earned All-MIAA first-team honors, as he started all 12 games at right offensive guard … Posted 14 touchdown-resulting blocks and 90 knockdowns/key blocks, as he registered an 86.08 percent grade for blocking consistency … Allowed just 1.5 quarterback sacks and no pressures on 322 pass plays, as he helped an offense that gained 2,012 yards rushing (167.7 ypg), 2,169 yards passing (180.8 ypg) and averaged 348.4 yards per game in total offense … Graded 90 percent or better for blocking consistency in four contests, the most of any Division II offensive guard in 2006.

2006 Game Analysis

Central Oklahoma … The offense picked up 389 yards, as Allen totaled six knockdowns in the season opener … He leveled defensive tackle Nigel Dawson to spring tailback Jeremiah White for a 37-yard run to the UCO 5, where two plays later, he held off rush end Dallas Flynn on a 3-yard scoring lob from Michael Burton to Jarrett Brooks, ending that 77-yard, 10-play first quarter possession … Head to Head Competition-DT#96-Nigel Dawson (6:03-277)-Two assisted tackles … Offensive Impact-Allen recorded six knockdowns/key blocks with one down field block and one touchdown-resulting block, grading 87 percent for an offense that gained 149 yards and no touchdowns on 41 carries (3.63 ypc), completed 17-of-30 passes for 240 yards, four touchdowns and three interceptions, and generated 389 total yards on 71 snaps (5.48 yards per play).

St. Cloud State … Allen collected a season-high 11 knockdowns to pave the way for a unit that generated 350 yards … He was penalized early in the first quarter for holding, but made up for that miscue by first clearing a rush lane used by Matt Landess for a 12-yard run and then flattened linebacker Ryan Kees as Landess lobbed a third-and-goal 5-yard touchdown to Dustin Strickler, concluding a 12-play, 80-yard series to start the second half … Head to Head Competition-DT#56-Barrett Flatt (6:03-291)-Four tackles (2 solos) … Offensive Impact-Allen recorded 11 knockdowns/key blocks with one down field block and one touchdown-resulting block, grading 85 percent for an offense that gained 120 yards and no touchdowns on 37 carries (3.24 ypc), completed 18-of-31 passes for 230 yards, three touchdowns and one interception, and generated 350 total yards on 68 snaps (5.15 yards per play).

Pittsburg State … Allen not only came up with nine knockdowns and a season-high three touchdown-resulting blocks, but his 99 percent blocking consistency grade was the best by any Division II offensive lineman in a 2006 contest … He cleared a path used by Jeremiah White for a first quarter 1-yard touchdown run … Later in the first stanza, he upended defensive tackle Rashad Pittman to let QB Matt Landess skip into the end zone with a 1-yard score … On second-and-goal, Allen blasted into the end zone with White following for a 2-yard score in the second quarter … On the next possession, he tackled Rusty Morgan after the defender intercepted a Landess pass at midfield and returned the ball 9 yards … Record Watch-Allen's blocking consistency grade of 99 percent was a career-high and the best game grade by a small college blocker in 2006 … Head to Head Competition-DT#92-Reggie Young (6:04-261)-One solo tackle … Offensive Impact-Allen recorded nine knockdowns/key blocks with one down field block and three touchdown-resulting blocks, grading 99 percent for an offense that gained 261 yards and five touchdowns on 47 carries (5.55 ypc), completed 12-of-20 passes for 204 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions, and generated 465 total yards on 67 snaps (6.94 yards per play).

Northwest Missouri … The offense managed only 264 yards, but their right guard made six knockdowns … One of those hits leveled defensive tackle Terry Bilbro on tailback Jeremiah White's 5-yard scoring run that ended a 9-play, 74-yard third quarter possession … Head to Head Competition-DT#98-Terry Bilbro (6:02-299)-Three assisted tackles … Offensive Impact-Allen recorded six knockdowns/key blocks with one down field block and one touchdown-resulting block, grading 87 percent for an offense that gained 137 yards and two touchdowns on 41 carries (3.34 ypc), completed 18-of-29 passes for 127 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions, and generated 264 total yards on 70 snaps (3.77 yards per play).

Truman … The offense bounced back with 404 yards, thanks to Allen's pair of touchdown-resulting blocks, nine knockdowns and a 98 percent blocking grade … He opened a hole for a 14-yard run by Jeremiah White and then ended that 76-yard, 210-play second quarter drive by upending rush end Les Hammers on White's 5-yard scoring burst … In the fourth quarter, he made a crushing down field block on linebacker Kyle Glenn that produced a 41-yard run by Jamison Burns. Burns then followed Allen on a 5-yard touchdown run with 5:40 left in the contest … Head to Head Competition-DT#74-Josh Terrian (6:01-279)-No tackles … Offensive Impact-Allen recorded nine knockdowns/key blocks with one down field block and two touchdown-resulting blocks, grading 98 percent for an offense that gained 190 yards and two touchdowns on 38 carries (5.00 ypc), completed 13-of-20 passes for 214 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions, and generated 404 total yards on 58 snaps (6.97 yards per play).

Central Missouri … For the sixth straight game in 2006, Allen was credited with a touch-down-resulting block, picking up six knockdowns … On a fourth-and-1 snap, Allen clobbered defensive tackle Tyler Nay and then "took off to the races," as he charged down field with tailback Jeremiah White using Allen's second level block on linebacker Rod Washington to score on a 30-yard scamper that gave MWSU a 23-20 lead with 5:11 left in the game … Head to Head Competition-DT#71-Tyler Nay (6:01-277)-No tackles … Offensive Impact-Allen recorded six knockdowns/key blocks with one down field block and one touchdown-resulting block, grading 90 percent for an offense that gained 163 yards and two touchdowns on 34 carries (4.79 ypc), completed 13-of-27 passes for 170 yards, one touchdown and one interception, and generated 333 total yards on 61 snaps (5.46 yards per play).

Missouri Southern … For the third time in his last four games, Allen registered six knock-downs … Midway through the third quarter, he crushed defensive tackle Kyle Mayden at the line of scrimmage and then attacked middle linebacker Jared Brawner on a 97-yard touch-down jaunt by Jamison Burns to stake MWSU to a 13-10 lead … Head to Head Competition-DT#44-Kyle Mayden (6:05-249)-Six assisted tackles … Offensive Impact-Allen recorded six knockdowns/key blocks with one down field block and one touchdown-resulting block, grading 83 percent for an offense that gained 147 yards and one touchdown on 26 carries (5.65 ypc), completed 15-of-36 passes for 188 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions, and generated 335 total yards on 62 snaps (5.40 yards per play).

Emporia State … Allen continued dominating the trenches, as he delivered nine knock-downs to help the Griffons amass 441 yards … He was penalized for holding late in the first quarter, but made up for that miscue by opening a rush lane used by QB Matt Landess on a 17-yard bootleg and he then flattened defensive end A.J. Franklin while leading the charge on a 5-yard touchdown run by Jeremiah White at the start of the fourth quarter … Head to Head Competition-DT#57-Angelo Webb (6:01-256)-One assisted tackle … Offensive Impact-Allen recorded nine knockdowns/key blocks with one touchdown-resulting block, grading 86 percent for an offense that gained 224 yards and one touchdown on 46 carries (4.87 ypc), completed 10-of-23 passes for 217 yards, two touchdowns and one interception, and generated 441 total yards on 69 snaps (6.39 yards per play).

Southwest Baptist … Allen reached double figures for the second time in 2006, posting 10 knockdowns that included a pair of touchdown-resulting blocks … He was penalized for an illegal procedure late in the first quarter and was called for holding on the first drive of the second half … However, he leveled linebacker Andrew Whitaker on a 51-yard pass from QB Matt Landess to Jarrett Brooks and finished off that 68-yard, 6-play series by clobbering defensive tackle Scott Crain on a 2-yard scoring run by Jeremiah White … In the third stanza, he took down defensive end David Martin to spring White for a 4-yard touchdown that capped an 11-play, 81-yard possession … Head to Head Competition-DT#77-Scott Crain (6:04-302)-Six tackles (1 solo) … Offensive Impact-Allen recorded 10 knockdowns/key blocks with two touchdown-resulting blocks, but was penalized twice, grading 84 percent for an offense that gained 213 yards and three touchdowns on 50 carries (4.26 ypc), completed 11-of-21 passes for 135 yards, no touchdowns and one interception, and generated 348 total yards on 71 snaps (4.90 yards per play).

Fort Hays State … For the 10th consecutive contest, Allen was credited with a touchdown-resulting block … That hit leveled a pair of defenders, as he drove defensive tackle Charlie Greer into middle linebacker Hoang Mai to spring Jamison Burns for a 47-yard scoring scamper on the team's first possession … Head to Head Competition-DT#65-Charlie Greer (6:03-271)-Four assisted tackles … Offensive Impact-Allen recorded six knockdowns/key blocks with one down field block and one touchdown-resulting block, grading 85 percent for an offense that gained 204 yards and two touchdowns on 32 carries (6.38 ypc), completed 12-of-26 passes for 232 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions, and generated 340 total yards on 58 snaps (5.86 yards per play).

Washburn … Allen did not register a touchdown-resulting block for the only time in 2006, but he was credited with nine knockdowns … He was penalized for holding, negating a 10-yard run by QB Matt Landess in the second quarter … Head to Head Competition-DT#76-Trey Lewis (6:04-278)-Eight tackles (3 solos), one pass deflection … Offensive Impact-Allen recorded nine knockdowns/key blocks with one penalty, grading 73 percent for an offense that gained 116 yards and no touchdowns on 26 carries (4.46 ypc), completed 20-of-46 passes for 154 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions, and generated 270 total yards on 72 snaps (3.75 yards per play).

Midwestern State (NCAA Division II Playoffs) … The Griffons' venture into the playoffs ended with a loss in the opening round, but Allen registered 10 knockdowns and graded over 90 percent for blocking consistency for the fourth time in 2006 … He cleared a hole used by Jamison Burns for a 21-yard run up the middle, setting up a MWSU 29-yard field goal to start the second quarter … He led the sweep around right end during Jeremiah White's 13-yard run and followed by holding off defensive end Justin Foyt on a 26-yard touchdown pass from Matt Landess to Jarrett Brooks in the third quarter … Head to Head Competition-DT#98-Todd Zoglmann (6:03-277)-Two assisted tackles … Offensive Impact-Allen recorded 10 knockdowns/key blocks with one down field block and one touchdown-resulting block, grading 92 percent for an offense that gained 153 yards and one touchdown on 41 carries (3.73 ypc), completed 9-of-16 passes for 140 yards, one touchdown and one interception, and generated 293 total yards on 58 snaps (5.14 yards per play).

2005 Season

A Freshman All-American first-team selection, Allen became the first offensive lineman to receive MIAA Freshman of the Year honors … The NFLdraftscout.com All-American third-team pick started all 12 games, seeing action mostly at left offensive guard, but he also earned playing time at right guard … His blocking consistency grade of 86.08 percent was the highest season total by a Griffons freshman offensive lineman and led all of the team's blockers for the season … Made 90 key blocks/knockdowns that included 14 touchdown-resulting blocks and five blocks down field … Beat out senior K.C. Tittlemier for left guard duties … Also saw action at right guard, starting there vs. Northwest Missouri … Penalized three times and gave up just 1.5 quarterback sacks and no pressures on 334 pass plays … Helped the team gain 2,449 yards rushing, ranking 24th nationally with an average of 204.1 yards per game … The Griffons also ranked 37th in the Division II ranks with an average of 398.4 yards per game in total offense … Under Allen's "watch," tailback Jeremiah White rushed for 1,801 yards, a school season-record.

2005 Game Analysis

Central Oklahoma … In his collegiate debut, Allen collected six knockdowns, including one that resulted in a touchdown … His first key block was a bone-jarring shot on linebacker Jeremy Brantley that led to a 20-yard run by tailback Jeremiah White that got the ball to the UCO 3. On the next snap, the left guard barreled his way forward, with White using that rush lane for a 3-yard score in the second quarter … Allen was later penalized for a holding call in the third stanza … Head to Head Competition-DT#99-Durand Smith (5:10-310)-Two tackles (1 solo) … Offensive Impact-Allen recorded six knockdowns/key blocks with one touchdown-resulting block, grading 83 percent for an offense that gained 222 yards and one touchdown on 43 carries (5.16 ypc) and generated 440 total yards on 78 snaps (5.64 yards per play).

Chadron State … Having gotten over the "butterflies" from starting in his first collegiate game, Allen played like a grizzled veteran, collecting eight knockdowns with a pair of touchdown-resulting blocks … On the team's first series of the second half, he flattened defensive end Shane Terrell to open a gaping hole used by Michael Burton for a fourth-and-goal 1-yard scoring run that capped a 10-play, 65-yard series … Hungry for the end zone, he leveled defensive tackle Aaron Ide in the trenches and then fired into the second level to take down linebacker Kalan Jones, allowing Jeremiah White to convert a fourth-and-3 hand-off into a 55-yard touchdown romp … Head to Head Competition-DT#71-Aaron Ide (6:01-267)-Two solo tackles … Offensive Impact-Allen recorded eight knockdowns/key blocks with one down field block and two touchdown-resulting blocks, grading 93 percent for an offense that gained 229 yards and two touchdowns on 46 carries (4.98 ypc) and generated 444 total yards on 72 snaps (6.17 yards per play).

Pittsburg State … Allen was on fire, grading a season-high 95 percent for blocking consistency, as he delivered two touchdown-resulting blocks for the second straight week … Rush end Brandon Jones was steamrolled by the left guard on a 68-yard run by tailback Jeremiah White to the PSU 1. On the next snap, Allen finished the deal by driving through defensive tackle Cole Vap to spring White for a 1-yard score in the third quarter … With 4:27 left in the game, Vap was shoved into linebacker Nathan West by Allen, giving QB Michael Burton time on a third-and-goal snap to find Brandon Hale with a 6-yard touchdown toss that ended a 69-yard, 10-play possession … Head to Head Competition-DT#99-Cole Vap (6:05-315)-No tackles … Offensive Impact-Allen recorded six knockdowns/key blocks with one down field block and two touchdown-resulting blocks, grading 95 percent for an offense that gained 183 yards and one touchdown on 24 carries (7.63 ypc) and generated 483 total yards on 63 snaps (7.55 yards per play).

Northwest Missouri … Allen was limited to three knockdowns, as he was also penalized for holding on a second quarter third-and-9 snap, negating a 17-yard reception by Matt Griffin … Head to Head Competition-DT#96-Dallas Flynn (6:05-255)-Eight tackles (1 solo), 0.5 sack for minus 6 yards.

Truman State … The ground game piled up 236 yards with three scores, as Allen made six knockdowns for the rushing attack … One of those hits simply flattened nose guard Justin Smith on an 8-yard QB keeper for a score by Michael Burton that capped a 6-play, 80-yard series in the first quarter … Head to Head Competition-DT#64-Andy Swedenhjelm (6:02-292)-Five tackles (3 solos) … Offensive Impact-Allen recorded six knockdowns/key blocks with one down field block and one touchdown-resulting block, grading 83 percent for an offense that gained 236 yards and three touchdowns on 42 carries (5.62 ypc) and generated 370 total yards on 70 snaps (5.29 yards per play).

Central Missouri … Allen continued to dominate as a drive blocker, as his nine knockdowns and one touchdown-resulting block helped the team amass 269 yards rushing, including 201 by tailback Jeremiah White … White used a crunching block by Allen on linebacker Rod Washington to break around the left side on a 36-yard run during the game's first drive and with 5:17 left on the game clock, the left guard took down defensive tackle Freddie McGowan on White's 12-yard scamper for a score that tied the game at 10-10 … Head to Head Competition-DT#44-Freddie McGowan (6:05-268)-Two solo tackles … Offensive Impact-Allen recorded nine knockdowns/key blocks with one down field block and one touchdown-resulting block, grading 89 percent for an offense that gained 269 yards and one touchdown on 49 carries (5.49 ypc) and generated 369 total yards on 75 snaps (4.92 yards per play).

Missouri Southern … Allen registered his third game with a blocking consistency grade of 90 percent or better, delivering seven knockdowns and a pair of touchdown-resulting blocks … Early in the first quarter, defensive tackler Bobby Odior had to be helped off the field after Allen ran over him with Jeremiah White following on a 1-yard touchdown run … In the third quarter, Allen alertly slide into the backfield, leveling linebacker Matt Crane, as White took a handoff and fired a 37-yard option pass for a touchdown to Jarrett Brooks … Head to Head Competition-DT#97-Bobby Odior (5:10-267)-One assisted tackle … Offensive Impact-Allen recorded seven knockdowns/key blocks with two touchdown-resulting blocks, grading 93 percent for an offense that gained 188 yards and four touchdowns on 49 carries (3.84 ypc) and generated 453 total yards on 72 snaps (6.29 yards per play).

Emporia State … The Griffons gained 196 of their 221 yards on the ground over Allen's area, as the left guard posted nine knockdowns, including a touchdown-resulting block … At the start of the second quarter, a pair of defenders broke into the backfield to tackle Jeremiah White for a 1-yard loss on a rushing attempt … That miscue caused the freshman to exact revenge, as he knocked down defensive tackle Andrew Jeffries on White's 10-yard run into ESU territory, followed by leveling the same opponent on a 10-yard carry by Jamison Burns. QB Michael Burton then used a rush lane that Allen created for a 1-yard scoring run that capped the 8-play, 58-yard third quarter possession … Head to Head Competition-DT#94-Andrew Jeffries (6:03-288)-One assisted tackle for a 1-yard loss … Offensive Impact-Allen recorded nine knockdowns/key blocks with one touchdown-resulting block, grading 88 percent for an offense that gained 221 yards and two touchdowns on 50 carries (4.42 ypc) and generated 366 total yards on 75 snaps (4.88 yards per play).

Southwest Baptist … Playing like a veteran of the trench wars, the freshman left guard made 11 knockdowns to go with a touchdown-resulting block, as the team generated a season-high 510 yards … Four minutes into the game, Allen looked like a bull in a china shop, as he first smashed into defensive tackle Haydn Gilbert at the line of scrimmage, pushed his way past middle linebacker Nathan Dunn and then clobbered strong safety Shawn Mitchell 10 yards up field, as Jeremiah White followed Allen all the way until breaking for daylight on a 66-yard run to the SBU 14. Three plays later, Allen shoved his way into the end zone, clearing a hole used by QB Michael Burton for a 1-yard touchdown run … Head to Head Competition-DT#89-Haydn Gilbert (6:02-248)-Four tackles (2 solos) … Offensive Impact-Allen recorded 11 knockdowns/key blocks with one down field block and one touchdown-resulting block, grading 88 percent for an offense that gained 343 yards and four touchdowns on 44 carries (7.80 ypc) and generated 510 total yards on 60 snaps (8.50 yards per play).

St. Cloud State … With the ground game having problems, the Griffons took to the air, gaining 254 yards passing, as Allen collected six knockdowns … On a third-and-3 play late in the second quarter, he took down his blocking assignment, defensive tackle Jordan Kroll and then alertly picked up middle linebacker Mark Henderson before the opponent could get to Michael Burton, as the QB concluded that 66-yard, 9-play series with a 9-yard scoring toss to Jarrett Brooks … Head to Head Competition-DT#97-Jordan Kroll (6:04-277)-Four tackles (1 solo) … Offensive Impact-Allen recorded six knockdowns/key blocks with one touchdown-resulting block, grading 82 percent for an offense that gained 122 yards and two touchdowns on 41 carries (2.98 ypc) and generated 376 total yards on 69 snaps (5.45 yards per play).

Washburn … For the seventh consecutive game, Allen delivered a crucial touchdown-resulting block, finishing the day with seven knockdowns … On a second-and-goal snap, QB Michael Burton slipped through a hole created by Allen for a 4-yard touchdown run that ended a 65-yard, 8-play possession … Miscommunication on the left side of the line saw a pair of defenders take down tailback Jeremiah White for a 2-yard loss on an early fourth second-and-goal rushing attempt … Head to Head Competition-DT#76-Trey Lewis (6:03-276)-Two assisted tackles, 0.5 stop for a 1-yard loss, one fumble recovery … Offensive Impact-Allen recorded seven knockdowns/key blocks with one touchdown-resulting block, grading 86 percent for an offense that gained 201 yards and three touchdowns on 53 carries (3.79 ypc) and generated 431 total yards on 80 snaps (5.39 yards per play).

Concordia-St. Paul, Minn. (Mineral Water Bowl) … Allen closed out his freshman season with 12 knockdowns, including one touchdown-resulting block, but was penalized once for holding in the third quarter, negating a 21-yard reception by Jamison Burns … Also in the third stanza, he saw defensive tackle Eric Power slip off a block to sack Michael Burton for a 6-yard loss on a third-and-15 snap, forcing the Griffons to punt … Earlier in the game, he had flattened Power to spring Jeremiah White for a 35-yard carry in the first quarter … In the second frame, Power was "powerless," as Allen shoved the opponent to the ground on White's 10-yard touchdown run … Head to Head Competition-DT#98-Eric Power (6:04-271)-Three tackles (1 solo), one sack for a 6-yard loss … Offensive Impact-Allen recorded 12 knockdowns/key blocks with one touchdown-resulting block, grading 83 percent for an offense that gained 109 yards and one touchdown on 38 carries (2.87 ypc) and generated 305 total yards on 74 snaps (4.12 yards per play).

Injury Report

2009: Suffered a sports hernia in the Texas vs. Nation all-star game, resulting in Feb. 11 surgery that kept him from working out at the Combine.

Agility Tests

Campus: 5.28 in the 40-yard dash … 1.87 10-yard dash … 2.98 20-yard dash … 4.53 20-yard shuttle … 7.47 three-cone drill … 28-inch vertical jump … 9'1" broad jump … Bench pressed 225 pounds 32 times.

Combine: Did not work out or lift due to hernia surgery. … 34 3/4-inch arms. … 10-inch hands.

High School

Attended Raytown (Mo.) High School … Earned All-Metro and All-Conference accolades … The 250-pound defensive end received a two-star rating from Scout.com.

Personal

Business Management major … Son of Vanessa and Roger Allen … Resides in Raytown, Missouri.

 
Latest News
04/27/2009 - The Rams put the finishing touches on their rookie additions Monday afternoon, coming to terms with 15 undrafted free agents to add to the roster. Missouri Western's Allen comes to the Rams after putting on a show at a pro day at the University of Missouri that the Rams attended. Listed at 6'2, 326 pounds, Allen represents the type of big, mauling offensive linemen the Rams now covet. Allen started 48 games for the Griffons, posting 107 knockdown blocks on his way to earning honors as the best small college offensive lineman in the country according to NFL Draft Report. - St Louis Rams

04/19/2009 - The Bears brought in Eastern Michigan's T.J. Lang for a pre-draft visit and he was a left tackle in school that projects as a right tackle or guard. He's been gaining traction on draft boards all spring and could easily be selected in the third round meaning he might not be a candidate for the Bears. The team has shown interest in Missouri Western's Roger Allen, a powerful Division II prospect who will likely be selected in the final three rounds. Most of the candidates the team has looked at are possible late-round picks or undrafted free agents--San Diego State's Lance Louis, Oregon's Mark Lewis, Hampton's Dennis Conley, Penn State's Rich Ohrnberger and Montana State's Louis Saucedo. - Brad Biggs, The Chicago Sun Times

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