Braelon Allen
Braelon Allen is Clearly Jets’ RB2
1 month ago

Reports out of New York Jets camp, is that running back Braelon Allen is looking “nasty”.

It appears that rookie running back Braelon Allen is already turning heads at Jets camp. Allen was drafted in the fourth round in April, along with Isaiah Davis who was selected in the fifth round. Allen is a big back who can break tackles leading to plenty of yards after contact and normally converts on short-yardage situations.


In Wisconsin, Allen was a workhorse who rushed 597 times for 3,494 yards, and 35 touchdowns. Even with his size, the running back was also effective in the receiving game by bringing in 49 receptions for 275 yards in three seasons with the Badgers. Allen was the 11th running back taken in the draft.


The depth chart behind Breece Hall is in disarray and Allen is seizing the opportunity early on. With the emergence of Allen and Davis also in town, Israel Abanikanda has seen himself free fall down the depth chart. For now, Allen should be drafted in the second round of rookie drafts and can be taken as a flier later in re-drafts since he is the leading candidate to be Hall’s handcuff.