Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Dakota Allen

Inside LineBacker
School: Texas Tech | Conference: BIG 12
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-0.5 / 233 | 40: 4.77 | DRAFT YR:2019

Rankings

Grade
3.35
Projected Round
6th
Pos: 
Fast pursuit linebacker who makes plays sideline to sideline. Quickly locates the ball carrier, fires up the field and squares into tackles. Does not bite on play-action passes and remains disciplined with assignments. Flows laterally to the play and shows the ability to get to the sidelines quickly. Breaks down well, uses his hands to protect himself and slides off blocks. Sacrifices his body and sells out to stop the run.
Neg: 
Indecisive. Occasionally overpursues the action. Lacks bulk and gets outpositioned by a single blocker. Was kicked out of Texas Tech in 2016 after he was charged with burglary but returned to school after a stint at East Mississippi Community College.
Analysis: 
Allen is a terrific run-and-chase linebacker who has the speed to start on the inside of a 3-4 alignment. He must improve his play against the pass but could produce in the proper system.