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Ricardo Allen | Defensive Back

Team: Atlanta Falcons
Age / DOB:  (22) / 12/18/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 186
College: Purdue
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Falcons signed fifth-round CB Ricardo Allen to a four-year contract.
Allen was a really good Big Ten corner who lacks ideal size and speed for the NFL. His best shot at contributing will be on special teams and in the slot. May 18 - 2:25 PM

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Falcons selected Purdue CB Ricardo Allen with the No. 147 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft.

Allen (5-foot-9 1/8, 187) got by on technique and playmaking ability in the Big Ten, but was often pushed around by stronger receivers and is speed deficient with a 4.61 forty time. Still, Allen was a ballhawk (13 career INTs, school-record four pick-sixes) and has a feisty, aggressive playing style that could eventually earn him slot corner duties. He's simply too small and slow to line up outside. Expect Allen to push incumbent slot CB Robert McClain for playing time.
May 10 - 2:23 PM

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