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Eagles Close Out Draft With NT Beau Allen

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The 2014 NFL Draft is in the books for the Philadelphia Eagles and with their final selection (No. 224 overall) they chose former Wisconsin nose tackle Beau Allen in the seventh round.

Allen was named All-Big Ten honorable mention and Academic All-Big Ten honors in the 2013 season after registering 20 tackles, two for loss and 1.5 sacks. In his career, Allen played 54 total games. He started 26 games over the last two seasons. In his Badgers career, Allen had 94 tackles, 15 for loss, and eight sacks. He earned Academic All-Big Ten honors in each of the past three seasons.

Analysis from NFL.com:

STRENGTHS: Stoutly built lower body (squats a small house). Good initial thrust off the snap. Sheer size, natural girth and functional strength to occupy blocks. Has a desirable mentality for the position. Brings energy, plays hard and gives terrific pursuit effort for a big man. Tough and durable. Very good 10-yard splits (1.68 seconds) at his pro day, indicating surprising short-area burst for a 330-pounder.

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