Chargers sign UDFA WR Torrence Allen


Torrence Allen is a 6’0″, 183 lb. wide out from West Texas A&M. He has a 40-inch vertical jump and cares more about football than anything in the world. He is very competitive and and has a great work ethic.

He projects to be a slot guy, although he adds minimal special teams value because is not particularly fast or strong. This could limit his chances at making the roster.

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  • Nick Mansoor

    Commentator – “Touchdown Allen!”

    Me – “Which one scored dammit!”

    That will be confusing as hell for me

  • Gunnar Martin

    Seems like a typical camp body

    • arnie

      Gates, Deilman, Hardwick…am i mistaken or were they UDFA?
      Wasn’t Addae a UDFA too? He’s starting now right? They will all compete….

      • Gunnar Martin

        You have a point, but some you can just tell are head-and-shoulders better than the other UDFAs, or vice versa. He doesn’t really seem like one of those guys, and it’s gonna be tough to crack the roster as a WR anyways. But I could be wrong. Have been before and will be again.

        • arnie

          You could be right, and i’m not going to disagree with that. All i’m saying is, “we don’t really know, until they hit the field”. In McCoys Camp “everyone” gets equal reps. i actually counted the rotation of the 4 QB’s last year. In that type of system, the best players will sort themselves out. Even if it’s for Special Teams.

      • Loco Bravo

        Gates, Deilman and Malcom Floyd.

      • Nick in PB

        Hardwick was drafted out of Purdue, The rest were all UDFA. Deilman was a defensive tackle in college! Addae was also an UDFA. Undersized strong safety but he sure does pack a punch.

        • arnie

          Thanks again Nick. i was being lazy in my research.

  • Daniel Sutter

    Testing the waters…

  • Cgoodness13

    “Geat work ethic” TT should get that tatted on him lol

  • BlueBoltFan

    Tell you what, I AM excited about Tevin Reese. He could be our T.Y. Hilton. Definitely cut from that mold. He’s very raw, though. And there’s many a slip ‘twixt the cup and the lip. But I’m hopeful.

    • Conor Cahill

      Me too I think he has huge upside

  • arnie

    And it begins. start doing your Homework, because here comes the UDFA
    With that said is that him Jumping? Because before you can say “camp body” wasn’t Antonio Gates, and Kris Dielman UDFA?
    Just to name a few…..

    • Gunnar Martin

      If that is him jumping, it looks to me like he just dropped the ball without even being contested for it…

      • arnie

        Well, at least “height” isn’t the issue, just his hands…

    • Nick in PB

      Arnie, Jamal Williams was a supplemental draft pickup. I’m not sure when they hold that draft. It’s usually for hardship cases. Guys that didn’t previously declare for the draft. It’s a long shot because they have only a few guys that are on the board and every team get’s a shot at drafting them according to the regular draft order. If I’m not mistaken, it also counts as a draft pick the following year. In other words, if you take him in the second round, he counts as a 2nd round pick the following year. But, I’m not certain on that point. To clarify:

      Supplemental draft

      Since 1977, the NFL has also held a supplemental draft to accommodate
      players who did not enter the regular draft. Players generally enter
      the supplementary draft because they missed the filing deadline for the
      NFL draft or because issues developed which affected their eligibility
      (such as academic or disciplinary matters). The draft is scheduled to
      occur at some point after the regular draft and before the start of the
      next season. In 1984 the NFL held an additional draft for players who were under contract with either USFL or CFL teams.

      Draft order is determined by a weighted system that is divided into
      three groupings. First come the teams that had six or fewer wins last
      season, followed by non-playoff teams that had more than six wins,
      followed by the 12 playoff teams. In the supplemental draft, a team is
      not required to use any picks. Instead, if a team wants a player in the
      supplemental draft, they submit a “bid” to the Commissioner with the
      round they would pick that player. If no other team places a bid on that
      player at an earlier spot, the team is awarded the player and has to
      give up an equivalent pick in the following year’s draft.[67] (For example, FS Paul Oliver was taken by the San Diego Chargers in the fourth round of the supplemental draft in 2007; thus, in the 2008 NFL draft, the Chargers forfeited a fourth-round pick.)

      • arnie

        NIck thanks for the insight. i just watched this the other night on the NFL network, about this very subject.

  • Sergio Quintero

    Allen ran damn well in his pro day 4.41 that is definitely fast enough, supposedly was running in the high 4.3′s in his visits to teams. Had over 1600 yards his senior season:

    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/players/2028403/torrence-allen