2011 NFL Draft Player Profile | Allen Bailey
It’s hard to forget that Allen Bailey was regarded as one of the higher rated recruits of 2007. He was a five star, blue chip prospect and the #7 overall defensive end prospect in the nation, coming out of McIntosh Country Academy.
Bailey played special teams as a freshman, and got in to many games as a sophomore before starting his last two seasons as a Hurricane.
Player Name: Allen Bailey
Position: Defensive End
School: Miami (Fl.)
Bailey has good explosion off of the line of scrimmage. He has a solid bull rush, and is excellent in disrupting the backfield and forcing the ball to go the other way. He has good strength holding the point of attack, and sometimes takes up space, despite being a bit on the light side. He does a nice job of extending his long arms and using his hands well when fighting off of blocks and is a good tackler. He moves well laterally and is a solid athlete for his size. He is versatile, being able to play defensive tackle and defensive end.
Bailey doesn’t always drive his feet when rushing the passer. He gets controlled by more physical offensive tackles, and he doesn’t show consistent drive on every play. He lacks any great pass rushing moves, being very slow when trying to rip through defenders or trying to swim. He isn’t great at either rushing the passer or stuffing the run. He’s just solid at both. He won’t put up big time statistics at the next level.
Many scouts see Bailey as a potential first round selection. I have him as quite the faller. I can easily see Bailey falling to the 4th round, if not later because he leaves a lot to be desired on the football field. He could rise as high as pick 70, to the Cleveland Browns, although that could be a slight reach. Teams like Tampa Bay, New Orleans, New York (Giants), Detroit, and Philadelphia seem to be great destinations for Bailey.
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