By Lucas Kochevar
The Chargers have the most underappreciated team in the league, partly due to a move from San Diego to LA, and they have the most underappreciated WR in the league. Keenan Allen went under the radar and was drafted in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft. Standing at 6'2 and 211 lbs, Allen has carved himself a very nice career. Allen has had a bumpy career but that is mostly due to an ACL injury he had a couple years ago. Now that he is back and better than ever, Allen is here to stay and be in the conversation for top 5 receivers.
Allen displays very talented route running for a physical receiver. Allen displays very foot work when running routes in the 10-20 yard area. He makes sure to create space between him and the defender. He finds a way to create this space with his release at the line of scrimmage. He shows multiple examples against talented corners where he either shakes the receiver or blows by him. Allen finds a way to get to a spot where Rivers can squeeze the ball in.
Allen has developed over his time in the NFL with his hands. Keenan came into the league has a raw talent from Cal. He came in and really found a role as a starter after an injury to Malcom Floyd. Allen has really become a guy where you can throw it up and he'll find the ball. Allen has become a guy to watch and a role model for how to overcome adversities such as injuries and coming in behind other talents. He looks to improve upon his season where he had 97 catches with 1,196 yards and 6 TDs. Watch out for Keenan Allen.
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7/10/2019 01:12:50 pm
LKSPORTS....always liked the Chargers...but I’ll always call them the San Diego Chargers.....Interesting analysis ...never heard of this guy...maybe he’s what Philip Rivers needs.....
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