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Beau Allen | Defensive Tackle

Team: Wisconsin Badgers
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 325

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Eagles HC Chip Kelly wants his DL to have a knee circumference of 18 inches.
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Eagles selected Wisconsin DT Beau Allen with the No. 224 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft.

Allen (6-foot-2 1/2, 333) did the dirty work at nose tackle for the Badgers, freeing up MLB Chris Borland to make plays. He was a two-gapping interior presence, finishing his career with 15 tackles for loss to go with eight sacks. Allen projects as a rotational, two-down run stuffer with limited upside, but there is a role-playing place for him in the NFL. He'll be a true nose tackle for the Eagles.
Sat, May 10, 2014 05:52:00 PM

The Steelers hosted Wisconsin DT Beau Allen for a pre-draft visit on Monday.

When Wisconsin switched to a 3-4 scheme last year, Allen was shifted to the nose tackle spot and acquitted himself well. You can bet Pittsburgh knows all about that, though a pre-draft visit may have been necessary after Allen was surprisingly snubbed from the combine. While the 6-foot-2, 333-pounder, a projected late-round pick, never put up big numbers with the Badgers, his job was to keep blockers off Chris Borland, and he did that well.
Mon, Apr 21, 2014 07:40:00 PM

Wisconsin senior NT Beau Allen will attend the East-West Shrine game.

Prior to the season, Allen was called the key to the Badgers shift in defensive alignments. Allen earned the starting role in 2012. The senior only recorded two tackles for loss this season, but his job isn't to penetrate and disrupt. It is to hold blockers and let Chris Borland run free at the second level.
Tue, Dec 3, 2013 09:54:00 AM

Wisconsin senior NT Beau Allen is "the key" to the Badgers' switch from a 4-3 defensive alignment to a 3-4, according to's Mike Huguenin.

Allen currently weighs around 320 pounds after playing last season at 335. Coaches apparently wanted him to slim down this season, and Allen continues to recover from offseason ankle surgery. "As with all nose tackles, Allen's main job will be to hold up at the point of attack and, hopefully, take on two blockers, something he really hasn't been asked to do before," Huguenin writes.
Mon, Aug 5, 2013 08:55:00 AM