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Brandon Allen | Quarterback

Team: Arkansas Razorbacks
Age / DOB:  (23) / 9/5/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 212

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Pro Football Focus analyst Gordon McGuinness speculated that Arkansas QB Brandon Allen could be a logical draft target for the Broncos.
Wrote McGuinness, "Picking 31st in the draft, the Broncos won’t have a shot at Carson Wentz or Jared Goff barring a hefty and unlikely trade up, so it makes sense to look so guys who require a little more work." The Broncos already have Brock Osweiler on the roster, but adding another option makes sense. Enter: Brandon Allen. The 6-foot-3, 212-pound Razorback product threw for 3,440 yards while logging a 30/8 TD/INT ratio this past season. "Allen has taken some bad press recently for having small hands," McGuinness notes, "but he had our eighth-highest grade of all college quarterbacks last season and finished the season strong." Following the Senior Bowl, CBS Sports analyst Dane Brugler indicated that Allen "showed off his vision and quick decision-making to scan and deliver down the field." Feb 8 - 9:06 PM

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Arkansas QB Brandon Allen is "underwhelming from a physical standpoint," writes CBS Sports draft analyst Dane Brugler, "but showed off his vision and quick decision-making to scan and deliver down the field [in the Senior Bowl]."

Allen completed 7-of-10 passes for 106 yards in Saturday's Senior Bowl. Brugler called it "a great way to end his week after a not-so-great start, measuring in with 8 1/2-inch hands on Tuesday." The 6-foot-3, 212-pounder spent his career playing in a run-heavy attack, but posted a huge season through the air for the 2015 campaign, passing for 3,440 yards with a 30/8 TD/INT ratio. While he's shown his mettle on the field, Brugler notes that his hand size "will eliminate him from several draft boards as many have a 9-inch (or larger) threshold for quarterbacks."
Source: CBS Sports
Jan 31 - 5:33 PM

Arkansas QB Brandon Allen completed 7-of-10 passes for 106 yards in Saturday's Reese's Senior Bowl.

The South team as a whole had some nice passing performances between the work of Allen, Dak Prescott and Jacoby Brissett. Those three combined to complete 19-of-26 passes. The lone outlier on that squad? Mr. Jacob Coker, who connected on just 3-of-8 tosses. For his part, the 6-foot-3, 212-pound Allen averaged a juicy 10.6 YPA. At the end of the practice week, CBS Sports analyst Rob Rang singled him out as the most steady of the non-Carson Wentz gunslingers at the Senior Bowl. An NFC scout had made positive mention of his mechanics and footwork earlier in the week. Real Entertainment Sports Network's Eric Robinson included Allen as a player he believed took a stock jump over the course of the event. This past season, the now-former Razorback threw for 3,440 yards with a 30/8 TD/INT ratio. For what it's worth, in a recent massive mock draft, NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter did not have Allen being selected in the first four rounds.
Jan 30 - 7:40 PM

CBS Sports draft analyst Rob Rang indicated that he was largely disappointed in the Senior Bowl practice performances of quarterbacks not named Carson Wentz.

"The credit goes to Wentz for distancing himself from the pack," Rang wrote, "but scouts had hoped that someone would step up among the other seven quarterbacks in Mobile as the clear second-best player at the position." While he was less than impressed by the likes of USC QB Cody Kessler, Mississippi State QB Dak Prescott and Alabama QB Jacob Coker, he did note that Arkansas gunslinger Brandon Allen showed a nice level of steadiness. This backs what an NFC scout saw during Tuesday's practice, when he said that the 6-foot-3, 212-pound Razorback "showed mechanics and footwork as good as any quarterback in Mobile." Of the QB prospects that Rang listed, Coker and Kessler seem to have already reached their ceilings. Prescott and Allen could well have room to continue to develop, though, making them more interesting mid-to-late round possibilities for teams looking to bring along a project.
Source: CBS Sports
Jan 29 - 10:37 PM

An NFC scout indicated to NFL.com that Arkansas QB Brandon Allen "showed mechanics and footwork as good as any quarterback in Mobile" at Tuesday's Senior Bowl practices.

The 6-foot-3, 212-pounder posted 3,440 yards with a 30/8 TD/INT ratio last year. We're fans of his game and think Allen is worth a long look by teams searching for a developmental quarterback on Day 3. Arkansas, known for its power running, had one of the most efficient passing attacks in the nation behind Allen's direction last year. That's doubly impressive because Allen's outside weapons weren't elite, TE Hunter Henry notwithstanding.
Source: NFL.com
Jan 28 - 10:01 AM

Rotoworld's Josh Norris believes Arkansas QB Brandon Allen has an NFL-grade arm.

Allen is currently showing off his stuff for scouts at the Senior Bowl. "Allen surprised me with his play this season. He became the focal point of the Razorbacks’ offense. Everything ran through him. Allen put together a large number of passes that will certainly be classified as 'NFL throws,' downfield, on the boundary, to receivers with limited separation, etc." The 6-foot-3, 212-pounder posted 3,440 yards with a 30/8 TD/INT ratio last year. NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah tweeted last month that Allen has "quick feet" makes "full field reads" and is "accurate."
Source: Rotoworld
Jan 27 - 5:40 PM

Arkansas coach Bret Bielema believes redshirt senior QB Brandon Allen will be an NFL quarterback.

NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah agrees, tweeting last month that Allen has "quick feet" makes "full field reads" and is "accurate." Allen completed 20-of-26 passes for 315 yards, a touchdown and an interception in Saturday's bowl win over Kansas State. The 6-foot-3, 212-pound redshirt senior posted 3,440 yards with a 30/8 TD/INT ratio this year. Next up, he'll play in the East-West Shrine Game.
Source: NFL.com
Jan 3 - 4:35 PM

Arkansas redshirt senior QB Brandon Allen completed 20-of-26 passes for 315 yards, a touchdown and an interception in Saturday's 45-23 win over Kansas State in the Autozone Liberty Bowl.

Allen showed off a remarkable level of efficiency during the contest, failing to complete just six passes while averaging 12.1 YPA. His lack of touchdown passes in the contest--the lone one came when he found Jeremy Sprinkle for a six-yarder in the third quarter--shouldn't be misconstrued as a failure on his part. Junior RB Alex Collins scored three times on the ground and the Hogs were able to more/less do whatever they wanted on offense. The 6-foot-3, 212-pound redshirt senior finishes his 2015 campaign having thrown for 3,440 yards with a 30/8 TD/INT ratio.
Jan 2 - 7:32 PM

The Kansas State Wildcats (6-6) will take on the Arkansas Razorbacks (7-5) in the Liberty Bowl on January 2.

This line has been a bit volatile. You can currently find the Razorbacks favored by between 11-13 points, depending on your book. The Wildcats made it to the postseason by closing out the season on a three-game losing streak. KSU can't pass (No. 110 by S&P+), the running game is just better than mediocre (No. 45), the run defense is horrific (No. 86) and the pass defense isn't much better (No. 73). That run defense is going to have problems against a monstrous Hog offensive line and RB Alex Collins, the third SEC RB ever to top 1,000 yards in each of his first three seasons. The Hogs' kryptonite is aerial pyrotechnics. Somehow the pass defense (No. 118 by S&P+) is even worse than KSU's anemic passing offense. Arkansas' run defense is middle of the pack, as KSU's running game is, another statistical wash. Unfortunately for the Cats, the Hogs have the No. 2 S&P+ offense, with the No. 1 passing attack and No. 10 running game.
Source: SB Nation
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 03:10:00 PM

NFL Network analyst Daniel Jeremiah notes that Arkansas redshirt senior QB Brandon Allen shows "quick feet, full field reads" and is "accurate."

The 6-foot-3, 212-pound redshirt senior, has had an impressive season for the Razorbacks,throwing for 3,125 yards with a 29/7 TD/INT ratio. The Arkansas prospect will have a great opportunity to improve his draft stock, as he's already accepted an invite to participate in the East West Shrine Game. Jeremiah mentioned in another tweet, that his "first impression of Brandon Allen," reminds him of "Jimmy Garoppolo."
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 02:38:00 PM

Arkansas redshirt senior QB Brandon Allen will participate in the East West Shrine Game.

Allen has been a pleasant surprise this season, posting multiple impressive games. Arkansas was expected to deploy a ground focused attack, but they consistently relied on Allen's skills. As of now there are three quarterbacks signed on with the event, Allen, Jacoby Brissett and Nate Sudfeld.
Wed, Dec 2, 2015 12:29:00 PM

Arkansas redshirt senior QB Brandon Allen completed 11-of-17 passes for 102 yards and an interception in Friday's 28-3 win over Missouri.

Allen threw seven touchdowns against Mississippi State last weekend. Stands to reason that he would throw for zero in his next game. To be fair, Friday's affair was played in a constant rain. This was just the second time during the 2015 campaign that Allen's failed to throw a touchdown. Friday's results might not have been pretty for the 6-foot-3, 212-pound redshirt senior, but he's been phenomenal for the vast majority of the season, having thrown for 3,125 yards with a 29/7 TD/INT ratio.
Fri, Nov 27, 2015 06:05:00 PM

After Arkansas redshirt senior QB Brandon Allen's "productive senior year, he will receive draftable grades from some teams," CBS Sports' Dane Brugler notes.

"Over the summer, scouts viewed Allen as a camp arm and longshot to be drafted, but with his productive senior year, he will receive draftable grades from some teams as he's shown the necessary skills to develop into a backup at the next level," Pauline wrote. Recently, the Arkansas prospect had a solid outing in the Razorback's 51-50 loss to Mississippi State last Saturday. Allen completed 30-of-43 passes for 407 yards and seven touchdowns on the day, giving his draft stock a boost.
Source: CBS Sports
Wed, Nov 25, 2015 02:23:00 PM

Arkansas redshirt senior QB Brandon Allen completed 30-of-43 passes for 407 yards and seven touchdowns in Saturday's 51-50 loss to Mississippi State.

Allen lit up the Bulldogs in the losing effort. He threw three touchdown passes in the first half, then somehow exceeded that mark by one after halftime. The 6-foot-3, 212-pound redshirt senior's been nothing short of a revelation during the 2015 campaign, completing 65.1% of his passes for 3,023 yards and a 29/6 TD/INT ratio. More fun on the micro level: Allen's thrown at least six touchdown passes in two of his last three games. He had thrown just eight total scoring passes in his first five contests before turning into a human fireball in the second half of the season.
Sun, Nov 22, 2015 04:48:00 PM

In 15 of Arkansas' last 20 offensive drives in regulation, redshirt senior QB Brandon Allen has led the team to a score.

Allen's been hotter than the surface of the sun of late. Arkansas has posted 50-plus points in each of their last three games, something that hasn't been done at the university since 1916. In Saturday's 53-52 OT win over Ole Miss, he threw a school-record six touchdown passes. This weekend, he'll have the joy of facing an LSU passing defense that's ranked ninth in the SEC in terms of yards allowed through the air (217.4 allowed on average). The 6-foot-3, 212-pound redshirt senior's turned himself into a trustworthy DFS option due to his recent play.
Source: ESPN.com
Fri, Nov 13, 2015 08:43:00 PM