6-4 288lbs Senior
2007- 4 tackles
2008- 24 tackles, 5 sacks, 9 tackles for loss
2009- 34 tackles, 7 sacks, 11 tackles for loss, 2 forced fumbles
Allen Bailey possesses rare athletic ability and has the skills to be an All Pro in the NFL. Miami initially attempted to use Bailey as a linebacker but they quickly realized he had more potential on the defensive line. Bailey excels at creating pressure on opposing offenses and is someone that offensive coordinators need to game play for. Bailey is probably best suited to play defensive end in a 3-4 defense.
At 288lbs Bailey would be a little undersized as a defensive tackle in the NFL. Some scouts worry that he would get pushed around by the massive offensive linemen in the NFL. He should focus on adding extra bulk which would easy some of the scout’s concerns.
If Bailey puts together a good Senior season he will be a hot name come draft time. His ability to play in the offensive backfield is something that all NFL teams love. I am convinced he could dominate as a 3-4 defensive end. He has experience at defensive tackle playing both the run and pass but has the skills to rush the passer. If he added some bulk he could be an excellent defensive tackle in the 4-3 scheme, he compares to Tommie Harris.
Bailey should be selected in the top 20 but he could see a draft day rise similar to Tyson Jackson. Don’t underestimate the fact that he fits well in to a 3-4 scheme.