If Keenan Allen Slips To The 3rd…

October 20, 2012; Berkeley, CA, USA; California Golden Bears wide receiver Keenan Allen (21) carries the ball against Stanford Cardinal cornerback Alex Carter (25) during the first quarter at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Keenan Allen is rated at the top of some teams draft boards at the wide receiver position, but he may be dropping down the boards after possibly being recently red flagged for failing a drug test during the scouting combine and was retested this month. His agent is denying the report and saying that he was red flagged for his knee and ankle injuries and was retested for that.

What to believe?

Allen failed to impress with his speed at the combine and at his Pro Day, but his work on tape cannot be denied. If you love the combine, then you wouldn’t even think about selecting Allen. I personally look at what someone does on the football field as my proof.

There is talk that Allen could be slipping to the 3d round because of this latest red flagged that was raised. That is 1st round talent slipping down that far. If the Chargers find a partner to trade down with and have a few extra picks in the middle rounds, it would be awesome if the take a flier on the kid. The tape doesn’t lie.

He is a quick kid that runs good routes and knows how to get open. He has the wiggle to shake defenders in the open field. He stands at 6-foot-2 and will win the jump ball.

Topics: Keenan Allen, Nfl Draft 213, San Diego Chargers

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  • Sergio Quintero

    I think he drops to the 2nd round easy but to the 3rd that seems a stretch but who knows, more than a few excellent players have dropped to the 3rd round for stupid reasons (Jason Witten was expected to be a late first, was taken in the 3rd round). In the 2nd round the chargers have other pressing needs, but in the 3rd to good a player to pass on.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      so if we get an extra 2nd in a trade down, would you pick him up? I thought a 3rd would be pretty deep too, but I would be willing to take a flier. He doesn’t have that breakaway speed, but would be awesome in the slot

      • Sergio Quintero

        Yes I would, between him and DeAndre Hopkins is a tough decision for me.

      • http://www.facebook.com/stan.zab.3 Stan Zab

        The Chargers have much more pressing needs than WR IMO. He’d be a nice luxury to have but the Chargers can’t afford luxury right now. I’d like to see LT, CB, RT and G addressed before they start picking up WR’s.

        • tbell11

          The RT position probably won’t be addressed this offseason, but the other positions more likely.

      • tubbs45

        While we have pressing needs and if we trade down, we absolutely need to look for quality long term WR options.

  • Rob Base

    Nanee and Tutu are trying to make Browns roster off subject sorry. If we did trade back and got additional 2nd I say get him. He dropped to 3rd get him for sure. No additional 2nd rounder forget it.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      hahahaha… i saw that news too and it made me giggle a bit

  • boltingindiego

    value you wise it would be a steal but we have a bunch of needs so it wouldn’t be a good move.

  • daniel bortz

    Great call!!

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