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Round 5 Pick 148: S Marcus Allen 6’2 215

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Intimidator.  Big hitter.  Solid tackler.  High football IQ.  Passionate player.  Has average speed and wil possibly be the Dime LB or even bulk up to full time MLB.  Aggressive downhill thumper who attacks rather than waiting on the ball carrier.  I love this Pick due to the fact of one layer gets hurt, it affects the scheme.  Well now you have 3 or 4 guys who all can play the same role.  Very very smart football by the Steelers!  

 

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I remember wanting him in the 2nd round due to his run stopping ability.  To get him in the 5th, even though you took a Safety in the 1st is such low risk.  He immediately makes your ST unit better.

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Not a fan at all. Seems like he's not athletic and can't cover well. Seems like a slower, but less dirty Mike Mitchell.

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Marcus Allen 6-2 215 4.60 in the 40 yard dash, 1.57 in the 10, and 2.67 in the 20.  Vertical jump was 37”, Broad Jump was 10’07”, 20 yard shuttle was 4.32, and 3 come was 7.13 seconds.  Derwin James ran a 1.50 10 yard split but had more deep speed.  Allen is explosive but seems more of a one speed guy.

 

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Let's be clear about this Marcus Allen was not taken to play safety for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He will be a linebacker he offers its Vero ability and coverage

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2 hours ago, steelcurtain29 said:

Not a fan at all. Seems like he's not athletic and can't cover well. Seems like a slower, but less dirty Mike Mitchell.

I rarely feel like I wasted 19 hours of my life watching the Draft. This year I do. 

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Sadly I completely agree I just don't see how we really got all that much better

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Never saw anything good out of him. He passed the eyeball test but never actually did anything when I watched games. He better be able to transition to LB.

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when has there been a safety in NCAA convert to LB in NFL as a rookie ( or non rookie )  in the last few years ? There is a risk involved, and I can't expect the rookie to play much

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8 hours ago, 3rivers said:

when has there been a safety in NCAA convert to LB in NFL as a rookie ( or non rookie )  in the last few years ? There is a risk involved, and I can't expect the rookie to play much

Shaq Thompson.  Deone Bucannon.  Mark Barron.  Brian Urlacher.  Telvin Smith.  Deion Jones.  There's a growing list.

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If this works, it could be similar speed to Shazier which is good as the D needs speed. It will come down to his reaction skills inside. 

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I think this is a special teams pick.  It is how he makes the team.

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9 hours ago, 3rivers said:

If this works, it could be similar speed to Shazier which is good as the D needs speed. It will come down to his reaction skills inside. 

Shazier ran a 4.3.   This dude is a 4.6.  Nowhere near the same caliber of athlete or speed.  

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2 minutes ago, Magnus-Viktor said:

Shazier ran a 4.3.   This dude is a 4.6.  Nowhere near the same caliber of athlete or speed.  

Unofficial 4.36 pro day.  Typically a tenth of a second faster than laser timed combine times.

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