With the seventh and final pick (No. 224) in the 2014 NFL draft, the Philadelphia Eagles selected Wisconsin NT Beau Allen. A true nose tackle, Allen will compete with Damion Square for playing time behind Bennie Logan.
He’s a big run stuffer, who could provide some fresh legs at various points of the game. Allen will also be a big part of the Bill Davis’ goalline package.
Here is Allen’s scouting report courtesy of NFL.com:
STRENGTHS: Stoutly built lower body (squats a small house). Good initial thrust off the snap. Sheer size, natural girth and functional strength to occupy blocks. Has a desirable mentality for the position. Brings energy, plays hard and gives terrific pursuit effort for a big man. Tough and durable. Very good 10-yard splits (1.68 seconds) at his pro day, indicating surprising short-area burst for a 330-pounder.
WEAKNESSES: Marginal value as a pass rusher. Ordinary bull rush. Needs to play with better pad level — plays too tall and is too easily engaged. Unrefined hand use and slow to disengage. Does not dominate single blocking. Is straightlinish and struggles to change direction. Slow of foot with limited range. Not an impactful playmaker.
There aren’t many highlights on Beau Allen, but if you watch below you can see him sacking the quarterback.