Could The Atlanta Falcons Land Former Georgia Bulldog Asher Allen?


Published: April 14, 2009


... one name seems absent from the headlines.

Asher Allen, the former corner for the Georgia Bulldogs is also in this year's draft.  At 5-foot-10, 198 pounds, he doesn't necessarily have the size most would be looking for, but he definitely has all the intangibles and then some.

At the combine, he ran a very impressive 4.48 and benched 225 pounds 22 times. He's strong, athletic, and has the ability to cover most anyone in the NFL despite his meager height.

The knock on him is that if he gets beat on a play, he isn't likely to recover well as his game speed is not as impressive as his combine numbers would imply. He's not good at shaking off fakes, so he can get beat by the more experienced wide receivers who know how to get by an undersized corner.

What's more, he's not a born pass catcher, so he is likely to rely too heavily on his body to make the catch and that could translate into a lot of missed interception opportunities.

However, none...

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