Weight: 206 pounds
Position Rank: 2
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Scouting Report/Player Notes
Junior wide receiver Keenan Allen of California has decided to pass on a final season of college eligibility and head to the NFL after a year riddled with injuries.
Allen, one of the best wide receivers in Cal football history, will finish his college career with a school record 205 catches for 2,570 yards and 17 touchdowns.
“I have always dreamed of having an opportunity to play in the NFL, and my time at Cal has helped me get to the point in my career where I believe I am ready to take that next step,” Allen said in a statement released through the university. “I am thankful for my experience at Cal and am excited about what the future holds.”
Right now, we have projected Allen as a first round pick and probably the top receiver available for April’s draft. He has great size at 6’3″ 210 pounds and also is great at making plays after the catch. He had a down 2012 season after a dominant junior campaign, but he’s still widely regarded as the best in a weak group of receivers.
He is a big, physical receiver who is probably already one of the best route runners in his class, and I think he can go into the NFL and make an instant impact for some team. He will likely be a mid-late first round selection and could develop quickly into one of the better young receivers in the league if he stays healthy.
Career Highlights (via Cal athletics site)
CAL CAREER (Career Stats):Announced his intention to enter the 2013 NFL Draft on Dec. 5, 2012, after playing three seasons at Cal … Cal’s all-time leader with 205 receptions, while ranking third on the school’s career list with 2,570 receiving yards and seventh with 17 touchdown catches … had career averages of 77.9 receiving yards per game and 12.5 receiving yards per catch over 33 contests and 29 starts … totaled 3,458 all purpose yards (104.8 per game) to rank just outside the school’s all-time top 10 … added 30 rushes for 258 yards (7.7 ypr) and two touchdowns on the ground, with a long of 45 yards against Washington as a freshman; 21 punt returns for 252 yards including a career-long 69-yard touchdown return against Southern Utah as a junior; and 18 kick returns for 406 yards including a long of 61 versus Arizona State also as a freshman … scored 120 career points on 17 touchdown catches, two rushing TDs and one punt return score … on the receiving end of a 90-yard touchdown pass from Zach Maynard at Washington in 2011 that is the longest pass play in school history … his 13 catches against USC in 2011 is tied for third on Cal’s single-game reception list, while his 197 receiving yards at Washington the same season is fifth … equaled DeSean Jackson as the fastest player in Cal history to reach both 1,000 career receiving yards in his 16th career contest vs. Utah and 100 career receptions in his 18th game against Washington State, both in 2011, as Jackson reached both respective marks in 2006 in the same number of total games in his career … had at least one reception in each of his 33 collegiate contests and at least two in each of his last 29 games … completed all three of his career passes he attempted for 52 yards and a touchdown, giving him an astronomical career passer efficiency rating of 355.60 … had 34 career catches of 20 or more yards and added another two “explosive” plays on the ground for a career total of 36 … had seven career 100-yard receiving games to rank tied for sixth on Cal’s all-time list … led or co-led all Cal receivers in receptions 26 times and receiving yards on 18 occasions over 33 collegiate contests … also had seven tackles.
Video Highlights (via YouTube)