Sep 15, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; San Diego Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen (13) along the sidelines during the first quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Chargers defeated the Eagles 33-30. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports
San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen got some compliments from the opposing defense. Dallas Cowboys CB Brandon Carr gave Allen some props for his play and thinks that he can be good:
“Thirteen has a chance to be good,” said Cowboys No. 1 cornerback Brandon Carr, identifying Allen by his jersey number. “He has some wiggle, like Floyd.”
Allen slipped in the draft this offseason because of a knee injury that he suffered during the college year. His 40 numbers were not impressive for the scouts either, so he just kept slipping.
After the college year, Allen was projected as a first round draft pick, but with those different setbacks, Allen slipped to the Chargers in the 3rd round. We are grateful that he did.
We entered this season with a ton of depth at the receiver position. We had Danario Alexander, Malcom Floyd, Vincent Brown, Robert Meachem and Eddie Royal already on the roster and still drafted Keenan Allen. We lost Alexander in the preseason and we lost Floyd in week 2.
Allen expressed that he wanted an opportunity to start and now he has that chance. He has looked good so far and will be looking to improve more and more during the season. He is going to gain a ton of experience this year and he will be the future for the Chargers at the position.
Allen and Vincent Brown could be the starting receivers for this team for a long time. Knowing Tom Telesco though, he doesn’t mind drafting the best football player that is available when his turn is up. He did select Allen when we already had a roster full of receivers. I look forward to seeing Allen making plays throughout this season.