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Bosley Allen

WR | (0-0, 195) | Sam Houston State
By Pro Football Weekly

Notes: Played basketball and ran track in high school, where he was the 6A long-jump champion in the state of Florida with a 24-9 long jump. Started career at North Carolina, where he caught three passes for 107 yards as a true freshman in 1998 and also returned eight punts for 58 yards and four kickoffs for 71 yards. Allen hurt his knee in August '99, had major surgery in November and redshirted. Top receiver and punt returner in 2000, when he caught 40-634 with four touchdowns and returned 28 punts for 421-2. Caught 39-562-4 and had 32 punt returns for 331 yards in '01 before being suspended for the Peach Bowl. Was also suspended in February of '02. Allen was reinstated in April, and his first day back, he broke the fifth metatarsal bone in his foot. Following spring practice, he was dismissed from the squad for breaking team rules again. Transferred to Sam Houston, but his academic hours didn't transfer, and he was ineligible to take the field. As a result, he did not play in '02.

Positives: Good-sized, athletic receiver with natural pass-catching skills and good playing speed. Can snatch the ball with his hands with ease and adjusts to the deep ball very well. Will make some acrobatic catches down the field. Quick off the line. Good athletic ability, balance and body control. Fights for the ball. Can return punts.

Negatives: Is not a bad punt returner but lacks breakaway speed. Lacks strength in his upper body and can be jammed. Runs sloppy routes. Has been very shaky off the field and has shown very poor judgment at times. Work ethic and off-the-field behavior must improve. Gears down and rolls into breaks and does not sink his hips. Gets overpowered due to a lack of strength. Lacks flexibility and strength as a blocker. Runs sloppy routes.

Summary: Good athlete who's not special in any one area. Hasn't played in more than a year and may not get a chance in the NFL because of character issues.

* Player biographies are provided by Pro Football Weekly.