Buck Allen showing off passing-game chops-- Mon May 18 4:15 pm --
Fourth-round RB well-suited for Marc Trestman's offense
One of the top reasons the Ravens selected rookie RB Javorius Allen in the fourth round of the NFL draft was his ability to catch passes out of the backfield.
"We've seen Buck catch passes, we've seen Buck pass protect, so we know he can do it," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. "He has done it out here and looks very smooth doing it. He's running the ball well. We haven't had any surprises."(Baltimore Sun)
FF Today's Take:Justin Forsett will turn 30 in mid-October, which obviously bodes well for Allen to become the starter at some point before 2017. Even if he merely operates as a change-of-pace back for the next two seasons, the USC product stands a great chance of being flex-worthy in an offense that lacks a significant and/or proven talent at receiver or tight end and a system that loves throwing the ball to its running backs. Allen should be Forsett's primary handcuff immediately and find his way into 5-8 touches per game.