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2018 Prospect Preview: Brian Allen anchors the Michigan State offensive line

By Austin Gayle
Aug 18, 2017

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EAST LANSING, MI - NOVEMBER 14: Brian Allen #65 of the Michigan State Spartans blocks against the Maryland Terrapins during the game at Spartan Stadium on November 14, 2015 in East Lansing, Michigan. Michigan State defeated Maryland 24-7. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
  • After allowing 22 total pressures in 2015, Michigan State G Brian Allen dropped that number down to 10 in 2016, which ranked him No. 1 among returning Big Ten guards with at least 200 pass block snaps in pass block efficiency (98.1).
  • Allen also proved to be an impressive run blocker, as he had the 13th-highest percentage of positively graded run blocks in the 2018 draft class.
  • For his combined efforts in pass protection and the run game, Allen ranked No. 2 behind Iowa’s Sean Welsh among returning Big Ten offensive guards in overall grade at 88.0.

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