Allen Bailey Scouting Report
|Height & Weight:||6'4 - 288 lbs.|
2011 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:
Allen Bailey, DT, Miami
His potential and versatility led to high expectations heading into 2009. And Bailey did not disappoint. Bailey's tackle numbers slipped to 32 during the regular season, but he ended up with 11.0 tackles-for-loss and 7.0 sacks, leading the Hurricanes in both categories. At 6-4 and 288 pounds, Bailey is a fine pass rusher and could be a good tackle in the NFL if he adds some weight. However, Bailey appears ready to be an end after spending his senior season at that position.
His versatility is a plus, but NFL teams will want him to be either an end or a tackle. He is probably better suited to play tackle at the next level, but if he can keep getting to the quarterback, he could play either spot quite well in the NFL.
1/15 Update: In 2010, Miami's pass rush was inconsistent, but Bailey led the way with 7.0 sacks. He added 11.0 tackles-for-loss and three quarterback hurries on the year. The lack of run defense was a big problem for the Hurricanes and the game tape will not bode well for Bailey in that department. However, as a pass rusher Bailey is a dynamic player who is worthy of a second round selection. An invite to the Senior Bowl will likely help him out a little bit and do not be surprised if by the end of all the prodding, Bailey is a late first round pick.
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