The New York Jets have signed safety Antonio Allen, one of their seventh-round draft picks, to a four-year contract.
Allen is a big-hitting safety who also played linebacker at South Carolina, and was particularly effective in zone coverage and inside as a run stuffer. He had a team-leading 88 tackles, three interceptions and a sack in his senior season with the Gamecocks.
Via AP on Fox
May 17, 2012
Chris Gross will be in the film room for Turn On The Jets breaking down all eight of the New York Jets draft selections. Today we look at 7th round pick, safety Antonio Allen. (At the bottom of the article, I offer a brief commentary on White from the film I have watched). – JC
When watching game film of New York Jets seventh round selection Antonio Allen, one thing is obvious...
The New York Jets have selected South Carolina safety Antonio Allen in the seventh round of the NFL draft.
Allen, taken 242nd overall on Saturday, is the second safety taken by the Jets on the draft's third day. They also took Wake Forest's Josh Bush in the sixth round. They'll both help fill one of New York's biggest needs as the Jets entered the draft with just...
Via AP on Fox
April 28, 2012
With the 242nd overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, the Jets select Antonio Allen, SS (South Carolina). Allen is a superior run defender who played in close to the box often at South Carolina. He is efficient at shuffling and working over the top of linebackers, and then triggers a drive step to break on short passes or gets after a runner outside. He is a very firm and reliable tackler...
Antonio Allen S South Carolina #26
Does a nice job fighting through traffic considering his modest size. A scrappy player who won’t back down from bigger, more physical assignments. Decent ball skills; will come down with the interception when he’s in position. Experienced as pass rusher off the edge; speed makes him tough to block...
Green Bay Packers draft prospect profile: Antonio Allen
Antonio Allen, S South Carolina
6’1″, 210 lbs
Played the “spur” position for the Gamecocks, a hybrid SS/LB role. Can you say “Return of Big Oakie?”
4.67 40-yard dash
4.25 20-yard shuttle
7.02 3-cone drill
9.83′ long jump
34″ vertical jump
17 bench press reps
News & Notes...
There will be a nice mix of Gamecocks at this year's NFL combine as six players were invited to participate in the event held February 22nd through the 28th.
The players are:
Safety Antonio Allen
Cornerback Stephon Gilmore
Defensive end Melvin Ingram
Wide receiver Alshon Jeffery
Defensive tackle Travian Robertson
Offensive lineman Rokevious Watkins
Until a team from another conference really challenges the SEC in the BCS National Championship, you have to wonder which Southeastern Conference team will win it all in 2012.
USC seems to be the favorite right now to challenge the SEC for supremacy, but the Trojans might have to run the table to get consideration for the title game.
With the SEC increasing its membership...
Univesity of Alabama running back Trent Richardson (3) tries to break away from the South Carolina defensive including Stephon Gilmore (5), Antonio Allen (26) and Chaun Gresham (29) during their NCAA college football game in Columbia,South Carolina October 9, 2010. REUTERS/Tami Chappell (UNITED STATES – Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)
An annual tradition in the south is the second...
The South Carolina defense has put up some gaudy statistics this season, particularly in the last three weeks. None have been as impressive as the duo of Melvin Ingram and Antonio Allen. The two were rewarded for that Monday, being named to the Chuck Bednarik Watch List.