Braelon Allen
The New York Jets Draft Braelon Allen in the 4th Round
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The New York Jets take Wisconsin RB, Braelon Allen, at 134th overall in the NFL Draft.

The New York Jets draft Wisconsin RB Braelon Allen at 134th overall. If A.J. Dillon is the Quadzilla, Allen is the Quadfather. He is bricked up and will bring his impressive power, instincts and blocking ability to the Jets. He can immediately contribute to the Jets RB rotation and can be the thunder to Breece Hall’s lightning.

 

Allen (6’1″ 235 lbs.) rushed 597 times for 3,494 yards and 35 touchdowns and caught 49 receptions for 275 yards over three years as a Badger. Despite being only 20 years old, he’s been very productive in college. He is an enormous, balanced, and fast-for-his-size prospect, who we can see moving piles, punching in goal-line TDs, bouncing off defenders for YAC, and successfully blocking for Aaron Rodgers. Some concerns include a lack of burst, slower acceleration, and a (surprisingly) lack of ferocity.

 

Although the Jets were not necessarily weak at the RB position going into the Draft, adding Allen will certainly help Breece Hall stay healthy, who has struggled with past injuries. Allen is worth a late round pick in fantasy drafts as Hall’s handcuff and potential running back by committee member.