2019 Guide: What Ourlads' NFL Scouting Services said about DAKOTA ALLEN: Texas Tech, 6005 230 4.80. Three year starter from Humble, TX. On and off and on again from 2014 to 2018 with a red-shirt year and 2016 at a junior college after being dismissed from the team. Put the issues behind him after reinstatement and became a team leader. Quick initial read and react. Shows lateral movement skill and can press the line of scrimmage in the alley. Attacks blocks with knee bend moving downhill. Controls his fit. Tackles with gather and an explosive strike. Can make plays in space. Has good functional speed and a burst to close. Quick getting into a pass drop reading the quarterback and receivers. Close on the throw and closes passing lanes. Has made some nice interceptions. He has shown some inconsistency run/pass recognition and been out of position as a result. Can be slow to shed a block as he can gets tied up in a battle. Extended speed is questionable. He does a lot of things well and could make a team initially as a special teams/backup. 2018 stats: 73 T, 6.5 TFL, .5 sack, 2 PBU, 5 QBH. Not invited to Combine. Seventh round/PFA. (A-NA, H-NA, BP-DNP, SS-DNP).