Tyler Allgeier

Tyler Allgeier

  • RB Cougars
  • Junior
  • #--
  • 5'11"
  • 224lbs
  • Prospect
  • IA Independents

2021 Season

RUSH

1601

TD

23

YPC

5.801

YDS

199

Top Traits

Contact Balance

Contact Balance

Tyler Allgeier

Allgeier plays a physical brand of football. He dishes out punishment and handles the defense’s physicality. At 220 pounds, he will wear a defense down over four quarters. Thick frame cushions the body blows from incoming defenders. Runs with a strong forward lean, rarely getting knocked backward.  

Versatility

Versatility

Tyler Allgeier

Allgeier is a former linebacker turned running back. He had 26 tackles, half a sack, and one forced fumble in 2019. He did not play a single snap on special teams this season. Though, with his defensive background, he could have an impact on kick coverages. Predominantly runs in an outside zone offense. 

Discipline

Discipline

Tyler Allgeier

Allgeier trusts and follows blockers with patience. He does not dance or try to bounce every run outside. Sticks to the run path unless a cutback lane is open. Patiently presses gaps to force defenders to abandon their run fit and leveraging. Assists OL with blocking angles. 

Prospect Summary

Tyler Allgeier was a two-way player in high school, playing outside linebacker and running back. He is the all-time leading rusher for Kaiser High School. He grew up in Fontana, California, the same city as BYU’s all-time leading rusher Jamaal Williams. His aggressive and physical running style is reminiscent of a linebacker violently striking a ball-carrier. He is a downhill freight train with a pair of quick wheels to change lanes. Possesses good burst to reach the second and third levels of the defense. While agile for a bigger back, he is not overly elusive. He will not break down defenders or slip tackles in one-on-one situations. Solid pass-catching option, but do not expect a diverse route tree or separation.

Ideal Role: Potential starting RB in a two-man backfield

Scheme Fit: Zone scheme, outside/stretch and inside

FILM EVALUATION

Written by Damian Parson

Games watched: UCF (2020), Houston (2020), Coastal Carolina (2020), Virginia (2021)

Best Game Studied: Virginia (2021)

Worst Game Studied: Houston (2020)

Vision: Good vision to diagnose hard and soft edges on outside zone run calls. Allgeier has quick eyes to read and cut based on the defender’s weight distribution. His active eyes are constantly scanning in case a cutback lane becomes available.

Footwork: Allgeier possesses solid footwork. He shows the ability to gear down and cut off his OL’s blocks. Surprisingly quick when planting and cutting into a gap. In space, his feet allow him to cut and create enough space to gain more yardage.

Contact Balance: See Above.

Durability: Allgeier has missed one game in two years since becoming the lead back. This season, he handled nearly 300 touches without missing a game. His physical running style does cause concerns regarding his longevity in the NFL. He could benefit from making business decisions on the sideline, rather than trying to lower the boom to every defender in his path.

Explosiveness: I do not see a level of explosion or long speed. Certainly, he can generate big plays and gains in the run game. He is caught from behind more than you would expect from a 4.4 player. He does have multiple 40-plus-yard scampers in his career.

Versatility: See Above.

Elusiveness: Allgeier is a north-south runner with lateral cutting abilities. As a result, he can force missed tackles and defeat pursuit angles. He is not a candidate to drop defenders with great agility and footwork in the alley. Besides cutting past defenders, his preferred paths are running through or around them. He will not create much on his own if quick penetration is surrendered in the backfield.

Ball Security: Allgeier has six total fumbles in his career. Shields the ball with his body and strong frame. Needs consistency when switching the ball to the outside arm. Between the tackles, he needs to cover the ball more. NFL defenders are masters of the “Peanut Punch” if the ball is not properly secured. There are too many bodies to account for or focus on between the tackles—limit possible turnover opportunities.

Passing Down Skills: Allgeier has improved his receptions each year. He is a functional option in the passing game on screens, flats, wheel routes, etc. He lacks the route tree to be an option for multiple slot and wide reps. He does not have natural soft hands. At times, he seems to “clap” the football into his hands.

Discipline: See Above.

SCOUT GRADES

TDN Consensus: To Be Determined

Crabbs Grade: 69.50/100

Marino Grade: 71.50/100

Harris Grade: 69.00/100

Parson Grade: 71.00/100