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3 things to know about Rams 4th-round pick Brian Allen

By: Cameron DaSilva
4/28/2018

The Los Angeles Rams used the 111th overall pick to select Michigan State center Brian Allen on Saturday afternoon. A solid starter for the Spartans, Allen gives the Rams good depth at each of the interior line spots.

Here are three things to know about him.

He can play any interior line spot
At Michigan State, Allen played a variety of spots on the offensive line. He started 17 games at center, 16 games at left guard and five at right guard. That sort of position flexibility will certainly help his ability to make the team next season and potentially become a starter in 2019.

With John Sullivan nearing retirement and both Rodger Saffold and Jamon Brown hitting free agency in 2019, there will be holes on the line for Allen to fill.

He was a pre-draft visitor for the Rams
Not surprisingly, Allen was an official pre-draft visit for the Rams. Additionally, he played in the Senior Bowl, which is an event that Les Snead seems to love and covet. Los Angeles showed interest in Allen before the draft, but it was a bit surprising to see him selected this early in the process.

Made wrestling history at his high school
At Hinsdale Central high school in Illinois, Allen was a stud wrestler. He became the first wrestler in school history to win four state medals, including a perfect 48-0 record in 2013 as a senior. Additionally, he won a state title in the shotput that year.

Of course, he also played football, earning first-team All-State honors as a senior, earning him a scholarship from Michigan State.

https://theramswire.usatoday.com/2018/04/28/nfl-los-angeles-rams-draft-brian-allen-things-to-know-rookie/

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