Dec 22, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers receiver Keenan Allen (13) celebrates after a touchdown against the Oakland Raiders at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
We all know that Keenan Allen slipped in the draft a bit because of the slow times that he put up in the NFL combine. Teams questioned if he would be able to succeed in the NFL and he also had some injury concerns with the selection.
After his first season in the league, teams are kicking themselves in the butt wondering why they didn’t take the young stud. Allen was spectacular in his first season and he has been putting in the work to get better. He feels that he has picked up some speed with the health and after some of the work that he has done this offseason:
“I mean if you run a 4.3 or 4.4, that obviously says that you’re fast,” Allen said (via ESPN). “But a 4.6 guy can still make their way into the league. Some of the best receivers in the league ran a 4.5 or 4.6. So now that I’m healthy, I’m pretty sure I’m faster than 4.6.”
I am happy that the slow time didn’t turn off Tom Telesco. The selection of Allen helped save our season. With all the injuries that we had at the position, Allen was the only player on the roster to step in at the number 1 role. He filled in perfectly and wlll be locking down that spot for years to come. Watch what he will be able to do this season with a legit threat on the opposite side of him.