Philadelphia Eagles Draft Grades

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Sep 15, 2012; Madison, WI, USA; Wisconsin Badgers defensive lineman Beau Allen (96) during the game against the Utah State Aggies at Camp Randall Stadium. Wisconsin defeated Utah State 16-14. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Beau Allen NT Wisconsin 224th overall

Beau Allen is quite simply a big man. At 6’2, 333lbs Allen is a good fit to be a rotational nose tackle behind current starter Bennie Logan. Defensive line depth was a concern coming into this season. I would’ve preferred an inside linebacker with this selection, but this pick allows the team to rotate more consistently with confidence that they’re not losing any beef up front. Allen is a hard worker and will do anything the team will ask of him. 7th round picks are often deemed a long shot to make the team, but in this case the Eagles got a player who works hard and fills a need. Hopefully he can come in and contribute on Sundays.

Grade: B-