Eagles Sign 7th-Round Pick Beau Allen

NCAA Football: Michigan State at Wisconsin

The Eagles have signed a second draft pick, inking seventh-rounder Beau Allen to a four-year deal.

Allen (6-2, 335) has a legitimate chance to compete for a roster spot at nose tackle. Bennie Logan is expected to be the starter, but behind him there’s not a lot of depth. Undrafted free agent Damion Square saw some snaps there behind Logan in 2013. Cedric Thornton also has the ability to play some nose if necessary.


But realistically, Allen and Square will be competing for a job.

"He's a true nose tackle... but I think he fits," said Chip Kelly last week. "He's in the same style that we teach. He's got a good understanding of 3‑4 defense."

Eagles defensive line coach Jerry Azzinaro recruited Allen out of high school, but he chose Wisconsin instead.

"He doesn't move great, but is a tough run stuffer," said NFL Network's Mike Mayock. "He brings a little bit of size; this kid wins with size. He's a two-down thumper."

Josh Huff signed earlier this week. That means there are five draft picks to go.

Allen and the Eagles' other first-year players begin a three-day rookie camp Friday at the NovaCare Complex.

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  • JosephR2225

    Kelce is going to have to help this kid work on that beard.

  • DAWK215

    Is this guy really 335? Vince Wilfork is same height (6’2″) and 325 but Vince looks more swollen than Beau Allen. He must be the sveltest 335 pounder in the world!

    • Maggie

      Maybe needs to hit the weight room a little harder as a pro?

      • ICDogg

        Nah, he’s got loads of upper body strength, but he needs better technique, learn to play lower and use his legs more.

    • Adam

      I think 325 was Wilfork’s combine weight no? I bet he’s put a few pounds since then.

      • Brandon Boykin, LOL

        There’s no way Wilfork is less than 350.

        • MediaMike

          385

    • Josh Jordan

      Apparently dude has gained 2 lbs and grew an inch in height since joining the league….
      323 lbs. 6′ 1″
      http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=27301&draftyear=2004&genpos=dt

      325 lbs. 6′ 2″
      http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/2779/vince-wilfork

    • Corey Dawson

      A very strong person at a given height & weight will have a lower bodyfat percentage that someone that isn’t strong at that height & weight. Since muscle is denser than fat, the stronger person will look a bit smaller, especially pads. And this kid is strong.

  • RIP illa

    4 yr deal for a 7th rd pick…interesting. Hope he pans out.

    • Johnny Domino

      As long as there weren’t buffet privileges in the deal, I think they’ll be alright.

      • RIP illa

        It’s not a question of whether they will be ok or not. I’m sure cutting him won’t hurt very much against the cap, if he should not pan out. I just never heard of many late rounders being signed for more than 1-2 years. And…hopefully there’s a haircut requirement in that deal!!!

        • Adam

          I’m fairly certain that under the new CBA all drafted rookie contracts are 4 year deals, but I would need someone to confirm this for sure. The only difference is 1st rounders have a 5th year option built in that can be exercised by the team.

          • RIP illa

            Ok, cool. Didn’t know bout it. Was still think of the old way of conducting business.

          • Jerry Pomroy

            I’m guilty of that a lot.

          • Amar
          • Jerry Pomroy

            Yeah I thought so too and apparently Amar has confirmed below.

          • GoBirds1

            Thanks Adam. Do these other people think before they write these ridiculous comments about the term of the rookie contracts. It’s not like it just happened yesterday.

          • Anebriated

            This is accurate. Most likely 4 years at just over the league minimum with no money guaranteed.

          • Maggie

            Some have been signing with guarantee, however. Khalil Mack I think and a couple in the AFC North.

          • Anebriated

            I was referring to this contract which as a 7th rounder will most likely contain nothing guaranteed. Obviously first round picks are different.

    • Adam

      I think it’s pretty standard.

    • travis papa

      All deals per cba are 4yr deals for any draft pick

      • mtn_green

        Guaranteed money is minimal for 7th and many are cut before 53

    • MediaMike

      everybody drafted gets a 4 year deal. Only the UFA guys get lesser contracts.

  • Maggie

    Kind of thinking those biceps/triceps look a little soft. Being on the field he should look a little more ripped. Huls will probably take care of the look in short order.

    • Jerry Pomroy

      Really? I can’t quite tell if he has elbows. His arms like as large as my thigh. He did put up 30 reps on the bench at the combine. That’s pretty impressive.

      • GoBirds1

        He only squats 700lbs. I think we need to concerned about his strength.

        • Jerry Pomroy

          I’m not concerned at all. Was questioning Maggie’s comment. But thought it was funny that it didn’t look like he had an elbow on his left arm in the pic.

      • Josh Jordan

        Seriously, looks like someone attached a meat club where an arm should be….

    • Brandon Boykin, LOL

      Lol he has one job: be big. “…this kid wins with size.”

    • George

      He squatted like 720 though, so I think he’s fine, esp in the lower body dept, where NT’s need to be strong anyway

      • myeaglescantwin

        3rd & 1.

    • Corey Dawson

      Really? You need to be a big guy to play nose. It’s the law of inertia, bigger objects are harder to move. If he had a bunch of muscle definition at nose, the coaches would be making him eat more. One can have 25-30% bodyfat and still be athletic.

    • peteike

      some big guys dont tone up like you would think but are still incredibly strong. Warren Sapp anyone?

      • Maggie

        True. My thought was just that being in the field of play, theoretically pumped up, he should look like there is a muscle somewhere in his arms!

  • Andy124

    Looks like he’s reaching for a hug in that picture.
    Beau Allen, I dub thee, Murderhug.

  • PhillySean

    Are you not entertained!?!?!?!?!?

  • NickS1

    Gossamer

  • Scott J

    He looks like he would enjoy playing in a foot of snow.

  • Eaglehaslanded

    This dude is a viking who will be a legitimate run stuffer

  • knighn

    Looks like that guy just stuffed the running back.
    Then he ate him.

  • GENETiC-FREAK

    Looks like Dynamo from The Running Man..

  • Cmeans66

    I watched Beau Allen’s game tape vs Ohio State this past season…man he his a wuss. Dude wasn’t effective at all. The OSU center whipped him all game. Bennie Logan has nothing to worry about.

  • Tim_A_H

    Some great stuff if you google image search. Not having success posting a pic here though.
    http://www.mndaily.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/slideshow_image/images/photos/2013/11/24/stfb1125g-p01.jpg

  • myeaglescantwin

    meatball beast