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Name: Dakota Allen

SCHOOL: Texas Tech

CONFERENCE: Big 12

POSITION: Linebacker

CLASS: Senior

JERSEY: No. 40

RECRUITMENT RATING: 3-star

HT: 6’1

WT: 235 lbs

D.O.B.: N/A


PROS: Quick blitzer, diagnoses fast and flies around. Quick processor. When he’s able to be in downhill attack mode against the run or against pullers, is a heat seeking missile who makes plays near the line of scrimmage. Doesn’t give any ground when tackling, even if he’s entering not at full speed. Able to get into his pass drops quickly and keep things in front of him. When opportunity presents itself, can click and close on the ball or receiver. Has shown flashes of being able to blow up blockers and run fit. When he’s able to stay off blocks, is a rangy player sideline to sideline. Relentless worker, plays through the whistle. Natural leader. 

CONS: Even though he diagnoses quickly, he has trouble seeing blockers movements. Can get held up and struggles to sift through the trash. Struggles to take on blocks, gets blown back with too much frequency. Missing multiple block destruction moves. Struggles to react to zone blocking and find gaps. Isn’t great at passing players off in zone coverage, would rather sit and cover grass.

-Brad Kelly