Scouting Report: Austin Allen, QB, Arkansas

Number: #8 | Hometown: Fayetteville, AR | Height: 6005 | Weight: 212 | Forty: 4.76E | Hand: 0900 | Arm: 3034 | Wingspan: 7318 | Class: 2018

SCOUTING REPORT

While he has not faced much of a live pass-rush, he has struggled with his mental clock at times. Allen must learn how to get rid of the ball much faster. Showed the ability to move around in the pocket and the arm to make NFL type throws, he just lacks the consistency. Measured nine inch hands, which was the smallest of the six quarterbacks in attendance. Received valuable coaching throughout the week from Jon Kitna and will be working with Ken Mastrole at Bommarito Sports Performance in Florida leading up to the draft. His footwork and ability to execute 3,5,7-step drops was rather smooth. He brings five years of experience playing in a pro-style type of offense, which included lining up under center regularly. Does a nice job of looking off defenders. Would like to see him shift his weight better from back foot to front foot and get his lower body in sync with his upper body more. Does a nice job of biding time in the pocket with his scrambling ability. Allen has been invited to the NFL Scouting Combine. (On Location: NFLPA Collegiate Bowl – January 2018)

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2017 (Sr.): Played eight games … started eight games … completed 105 passes … had 187 pass attempts … completed 56.1% of his passes … totaled 1,427 passing yards …. Threw for 10 touchdowns and five intereceptions … longest completion went for 37 yards … rushed 37 times for -20 rushing yards.

2016 (Jr.): Started all 13 games … Led the team to three top-15 wins in his first season as the starting signal-caller … Responsible for 27 touchdowns (25 passing, 2 rushing) … Passed for 3,430 yards to lead the SEC and ranked 20th in the FBS … Threw for 2,291 yards in SEC play to lead the conference … Tossed 25 touchdown passes to rank second in the SEC, 28th in the FBS and fifth in single-season school history … Completed 61.1 percent of his passes and boasted a 146.04 passer rating … Had a 200-plus passer rating in three outings … Threw 146 straight passes without an interception to rank second in school history … Tied for the FBS lead in passing touchdowns against ranked opponents with 15 … Averaged 263.8  passing yards per game and 286.4 in SEC games … Teamed with Rawleigh Williams III to become one of only two QB/RB duos in the Power 5 conferences to average at least 260 yards passing and 100 yards rushing per game … Orchestrated three fourth-quarter TD drives to either tie or take the lead … Went 13-of-15 for 144 yards and two TDs on those three fourth-quarter drives … Helped the offense surpass 400 yards of total offense in nine games, including three games of 500 or more yards … Threw a TD pass in 12 of 13 games … First Arkansas quarterback to throw multiple TD passes nine times in a single season since Tyler Wilson (2011) … Threw multiple TD passes in the first half five times … One of just four SEC quarterbacks since 2000 to toss multiple TD passes in each of the first seven games of a season … Led the SEC and ranked 11th in the FBS in 200-plus yard passing games with 11 … Led the SEC in yards per attempt with 8.3 and red-zone touchdown passes with 19 … Averaged 8.4 yards per attempt in SEC games … Threw for 300 or more yards four times – all in SEC games … Four 300-yard passing games ranked second in single-season school history and tied for second in the SEC … Four 300-yard passing games in SEC play also ranked second in single-season school history … Led the SEC in completions for a first down with 150 (20th in FBS), 10-plus yards with 145 (13th in FBS), 15-plus yards with 96 (7th in FBS) and 20-plus yards with 53 (18th in FBS) … Became one of just four quarterbacks in school history to throw at least one TD pass in each of the first seven games of a season … First Arkansas quarterback since Ryan Mallett (2010) to toss three TD passes in three straight games (Weeks 5-7) of a season … Fourth quarterback in school history to pass for 400 yards in a single game … Had six scoring tosses of 20 or more yards … vs. Louisiana Tech (Sept. 3): Made his first career start … Completed 20 of 29 passes for 191 yards and two TDs … Connected with wide receiver Jared Cornelius from 13-yards out for the first TD of the season … Completed 19 of 25 passes, including eight straight, after the first drive of the game … Opened up the passing game with five passes for 43 yards and a TD during the game-winning drive … Capped the 13-play, 77-yard go-ahead and eventual game-winning TD drive by finding tight end Jeremy Sprinkle in the end zone from 4-yards out … Went 2 of 2 on fourth downs for 22 yards … at No. 15 TCU (Sept. 10): Completed 17 of 29 passes for 223 yards … Delivered three TD passes in the second half and first overtime before running in the game-winning TD in the second OT to complete his second game-winning drive in as many weeks … Was 12-of-19 for 178 yards in the second half/overtime … Was 4-of-4 for 58 yards and a TD on the 56-second game-tying drive in the fourth quarter … Threw a 16-yard TD pass to wide receiver Keon Hatcher and then caught the tying 2-point conversion from the receiver with 1:03 remaining … Later connected with tight end Jeremy Sprinkle from 19-yards out in the first overtime … His second-half QBR of 96 was the best second-half against TCU in 10 years … vs. Texas State (Sept. 17): Went 16-of-21 passing for 241 yards and two TDs … Completed the longest pass of the season from 73-yards out to Keon Hatcher … Both scoring tosses came in the first half … Became just the fourth QB to go 3-0 in his first three starts for Arkansas since it joined the SEC in 1992 … Went 6-for-6 passing for 188 yards and a TD through the first two drives … vs. No. 10 Texas A&M (Sept. 24): Connected on a career-best 28 completions in 42 attempts … Threw for a then career-high 371 yards, including 156 yards in the fourth quarter alone, and two TDs … The 371 yards are the 10th-most in an SEC game and 16th-most overall in program history … Completed 8 of 10 passes for 65 yards and a score in the first quarter … vs. Alcorn State (Oct. 1): Finished 13 of 18 for 2016 yards and three TDs through the air … Posted a career-best 223.36 passer rating … vs. No. 1 Alabama (Oct. 8): Threw for a career-high 400 yards, which is the ninth-most in school history … Became one of five quarterbacks since 2007 to throw for 400 or more yards against the Crimson Tide … vs. No. 12 Ole Miss (Oct. 15): Completed 19 of 32 passes for 229 yards and three touchdowns against a defense that had allowed only two passing touchdowns … Put Arkansas on the board first with a 51-yard scoring strike to Dominique Reed in the first quarter … at Mississippi State (Nov. 19): Completed 72 percent of his passes (18 of 25) for 303 yards and two touchdowns to go along with Rawleigh Williams III’s 205 yards and four scores on the ground … vs. Missouri (Nov. 25): Closed out the regular season with his second straight and fourth overall 300-plus yard passing effort (348) … Finished 24 of 39 and threw one touchdown … vs. No. 22 Virginia Tech (Dec. 29): Completed 18 of 31 passes for 278 yards and two TDs … Also ran for one TD … Tied an Arkansas bowl record for TD passes … Recorded his ninth multi-TD pass game … Both TD passes came in the first half … Also went 13-of-16 passing for 215 yards in the first half … Completed passes of 19, 26, 19 and 20 yards and capped a nine-play 90-yard drive with a 1-yard TD run for the team’s first score of the game in the first quarter … Had a streak of 11 straight completions from the end of the first quarter through the second quarter.

2015 (So.): Saw action in three games … Went 1-of-3 passing for 35 yards and one touchdown … vs. UT Martin (Oct. 31): Tossed the first touchdown of his career on a 35-yard completion to tight end Jeremy Sprinkle.

2014 (Fr.): Saw action in five games … Went 8-of-16 passing for 153 yards and one rushing touchdown … vs. Nicholls (Sept. 6): Was 4-of-9 passing for 72 yards, including a game-long 24-yard toss and ran in a 5-yard score in the final frame … vs. No. 8 Ole Miss (Nov. 22): Replaced injured brother Brandon Allen in the third quarter, going 3-of-5 passing for 65 yards and a then career-long 33-yard pass in the shutout over the Rebels.

2013 (Fr.): Redshirted as a true freshman.

High School: Led Fayetteville High School to back-to-back 7A state championships and was named MVP of both championship games … Selected as Arkansas’ 2012 Gatorade Player of the Year following senior season … Rated the 17th-ranked pro-style quarterback in the country and No. 3 player in Arkansas by 247Sports, and No. 3 player in the state according to Rivals … Named all-state as a senior, completing  233-of-366 passes for 3,593 yards and 29 touchdowns, and added 200 yards and 10 touchdowns rushing to lead Fayetteville to a 10-3 mark and the state title … Selected for the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl following senior campaign, playing with fellow Arkansas signee Alex Collins, and started for the East Team … Completed 270 of 420 passes, a 64.3 percent completion rate, for 4,150 yards and 46 touchdowns against just 11 interceptions as a junior … Rushed for 300 yards and six touchdowns while leading the Bulldogs to a 12-2 record and the state crown … Coached by Daryl Patton … Chose Arkansas over Auburn, Ole Miss, Notre Dame, Stanford, Oklahoma State, North Carolina, Arizona State, Illinois, Vanderbilt, Memphis, South Florida and others.

Personal: Born on Aug. 21, 1994 … Son of Bobby and Marcela Allen … His older brother, Brandon, was a quarterback for Arkansas and currently plays for the Jacksonville Jaguars … His father is the Razorbacks’ director of high school and NFL relations … Served as a counselor at the Manning Passing Academy in 2016 and 2017 … Pursuing a master’s degree in recreation and sport management … Earned his undergraduate degree in supply chain management in December 2016 … Three-time Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll honoree (2014, 15, 16) after making the 2013-14 First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll.

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