San Diego Chargers NFL Draft: RB Buck Allen another nice fit


The San Diego Chargers will be in the market for a running back. USC RB Buck Allen would be a nice fit on the roster. 

Yesterday, we looked at Miami RB Duke Johnson as a back that the San Diego Chargers could add onto the roster through the NFL draft. He would be an amazing fit onto the team, but this draft has plenty of talent to choose from at the running back position. We might not want to use a draft selection that high to take a back.

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Johnson is a big play threat and would be a welcome addition to the roster. He has the ability to score any time he touches the football.

In this post we will present to you a different type of back that will fit the Chargers roster very well. Today we will be talking about Javorius “Buck” Allen.A few people talked about Allen in the comments on Johnson, so we decided to make a thread on him.

Allen will be available in the middle of the draft and could be a possibility for the Chargers in the 3rd or possibly 4th round. He is bigger than Johnson and bigger than any back that is on the Chargers roster, standing at 6-foot-1, 216 pounds.

Allen rushed for 1489 yards with a 5.39 yards per carry average. He scored 12 touchdowns during the season.

He can catch the ball and can protect his quarterback. That is something that we could use back there with the issues we had up front.

He doesn’t have the speed that Ryan Mathews has, but he is able to accelerate through the holes and will pick up chunks of yards. I see him as a similar runner to Ryan between the tackles. He is strong and knows how to fall forward.

Allen is a back that could create a nice combination with Danny Woodhead and Branden Oliver. I like the size and physical play that Allen would be able to bring to the backfield. He would be someone that we can use during those short yardage situations.

Allen would be able to contribute immediately. He is coming from a pro style offense and shouldn’t have a huge learning curve joining the NFL. He just needs some holes to run through and he will be good to go.

“Buck is a true Trojan and we wish him well,” said coach Steve Sarkisian. “He is not only a good football player, but a fine young man. We are grateful for what he did at USC. We asked a lot of Buck this year and he came through with an All-Pac-12 season. We know he can do more of the same in the NFL.”

Adding a back like Allen onto the roster in the middle rounds could give this team a solid threat on offense. The team could use the earlier draft selections to find some help in the trenches.

Check out some of the highlights from Allen.

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