Jets sign 7th-rounder Antonio Allen
The New York Jets have signed safety Antonio Allen, one of their
seventh-round draft picks, to a four-year contract.
Allen is a big-hitting safety who also played linebacker at
South Carolina, and was particularly effective in zone coverage and
inside as a run stuffer. He had a team-leading 88 tackles, three
interceptions and a sack in his senior season with the
Allen is expected to compete for a backup spot at safety behind
projected starters LaRon Landry and Eric Smith.
The deal Thursday means the Jets have signed five of their eight
draft picks. Only first-rounder Quinton Coples, expected to start
on the defensive line; linebacker Demario Davis, a third-rounder;
and wide receiver Jordan White, a seventh-rounder, are still