CLEVELandMILIDH Posted April 6, 2010 Report Share Posted April 6, 2010 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- NFL hopeful Allen shows Browns his skills | news-press.com | The News-Press NFL hopeful Allen shows Browns his skills By DAVID DORSEY • firstname.lastname@example.org • April 6, 2010 Nate Allen backpedaled, caught the pass, turned and ran forward. Allen, a 2006 Cape Coral High School graduate, has been moving forward a lot these days. The former University of South Florida football player projects to be one of the top safeties selected in the upcoming NFL Draft, April 22-24. On Monday morning, Allen worked out with Cleveland Browns defensive backs coach Jerome Henderson, himself a former NFL player with the Patriots, Bills, Eagles and Jets, from 1990-1998. "He did good, Mom," Harrison said to Darlene Allen, Nate Allen's mother. Other than those four words, Harrison said nothing. Team policy prohibited him from talking about the two-hour meeting, which moved from Bishop Verot High School's football field inside to a meeting room for a private "chalk talk." "I think Nate's talking to 10 teams," said Jackie Allen, Nate's father. "That's a lot of teams. And you only need but one of them." The Browns have the seventh pick in the first round and the sixth pick (38th overall) in the second round. "There is no point in trying to figure it out," Nate Allen said of which of the 32 NFL teams might pick him. Most mock drafts project Allen as a second round selection. "I don't even mess with it," Nate Allen said. "I'll meet with whoever I have to meet, and it will all sort itself out." Nate Allen flew to Kansas City, Mo., Monday afternoon and will work out for the Chiefs today. He will leave this evening for New York City and meet with the Jets on Tuesday. Nate Allen will fly to Tampa on Wednesday night, work out for the Buccaneers on Thursday morning and then return to Fort Myers on Friday. On Monday, Allen will visit the Rams in St. Louis. On Tuesday, he will conclude his tour of teams, visiting again with the Browns, this time in Cleveland, Ohio. "The visits, you get wined and dined," he said. "They tell you, 'order as much room service as you want.'" Allen obliged. He ran up a $100 room service bill in Washington, D.C., ordering a filet mignon steak and a dessert. Last week, he learned of his trip to Washington on his way to the airport for the trip to Dallas. He ended up having to wear the same slacks and dress shirt on consecutive days because he only packed one day's worth of clothes. "I've met so many people," said Allen, who last week had breakfast with Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith one day and dinner with Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones the next. "It's kind of like recruiting," Allen said. "The difference is that they can't just sign you." South Florida's most wanted Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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