Russell Allen, OLB
Jacksonville Jaguars
2009 NFL Draft Comparison

Age: 27
Height: 6-3
Weight: 238
College: San Diego Stat...
2009 NFL Draft
• 24 linebackers were drafted in the ‘09 Draft. Allen
was signed as a free agent. Top 6 linebackers
picked ...
Solo Tackles/Start (2009-2012)
Player

Solo Tackles per Start

James Laurinaitis

6.67

Russell Allen

6.65

Brian Cushing...
Combined Tackles/Start (2009-2012)
Player

Comb. Tackles per Start

Russell Allen

8.61

James Laurinaitis

8.09

Brian Cu...
Stuffs/Start (2009-2012)
Player

Stuffs per Start

Russell Allen

.58

Brian Cushing

.43

Clay Matthews

.40

James Lauri...
TFL/Start (2009-2012)
Player

TFL per Start

Clay Matthews

1.17

Robert Ayers

.65

Russell Allen

.62

Brian Cushing

.6...
Advanced Metric: +EPA
• "+EPA" (Positive Expected Points Added) adds
up the value of every sack, interception, pass
defens...
+EPA/Start (2009-2012)
Player

+EPA per Start

Clay Matthews

3.46

Brian Cushing

3.31

James Laurinaitis

3.23

Russell ...
Pass Deflections/Start (2009-2012)
Player

Pass Deflections per Start

Brian Cushing

.43

Clay Matthews

.40

Rey Maualug...
Forced Turnovers (FF + INT) / Start
(2009-2012)
Player

Forced Turnovers per Start

Brian Cushing

.27

Clay Matthews

.20...
Sacks/Start (2009-2012)
Player

Sacks per Start

Clay Matthews

.77

Robert Ayers

.27

Brian Cushing

.19

James Laurinai...
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Russell Allen Analysis

  1. 1. Russell Allen, OLB Jacksonville Jaguars 2009 NFL Draft Comparison Age: 27 Height: 6-3 Weight: 238 College: San Diego State
  2. 2. 2009 NFL Draft • 24 linebackers were drafted in the ‘09 Draft. Allen was signed as a free agent. Top 6 linebackers picked (with round and pick) were: - Aaron Curry (1.4) - Brian Cushing (1.15) - Robert Ayers (1.18) - Clay Matthews (1.26) - James Laurinaitis (2.3) - Rey Maualuga (2.6)
  3. 3. Solo Tackles/Start (2009-2012) Player Solo Tackles per Start James Laurinaitis 6.67 Russell Allen 6.65 Brian Cushing 4.86 Aaron Curry 4.18 Rey Maualuga 3.36 Robert Ayers 3.29 Clay Matthews 2.90
  4. 4. Combined Tackles/Start (2009-2012) Player Comb. Tackles per Start Russell Allen 8.61 James Laurinaitis 8.09 Brian Cushing 7.20 Rey Maualuga 5.90 Aaron Curry 5.21 Robert Ayers 4.71 Clay Matthews 3.71
  5. 5. Stuffs/Start (2009-2012) Player Stuffs per Start Russell Allen .58 Brian Cushing .43 Clay Matthews .40 James Laurinaitis .38 Aaron Curry .38 Robert Ayers .38 Rey Maualuga .25
  6. 6. TFL/Start (2009-2012) Player TFL per Start Clay Matthews 1.17 Robert Ayers .65 Russell Allen .62 Brian Cushing .62 Aaron Curry .53 James Laurinaitis .51 Rey Maualuga .30
  7. 7. Advanced Metric: +EPA • "+EPA" (Positive Expected Points Added) adds up the value of every sack, interception, pass defense, forced fumble or recovery, and every tackle or assist that results in a setback for the offense. What these stats measure is "playmaking" ability. Simply stated, +EPA puts a number on playmaking. (AdvancedNFLStats.com)
  8. 8. +EPA/Start (2009-2012) Player +EPA per Start Clay Matthews 3.46 Brian Cushing 3.31 James Laurinaitis 3.23 Russell Allen 2.92 Aaron Curry 2.68 Rey Maualuga 2.15
  9. 9. Pass Deflections/Start (2009-2012) Player Pass Deflections per Start Brian Cushing .43 Clay Matthews .40 Rey Maualuga .33 Robert Ayers .33 Aaron Curry .31 Russell Allen .26 James Laurinaitis .17
  10. 10. Forced Turnovers (FF + INT) / Start (2009-2012) Player Forced Turnovers per Start Brian Cushing .27 Clay Matthews .20 Rey Maualuga .15 James Laurinaitis .13 Aaron Curry .10 Russell Allen .10 Robert Ayers .08
  11. 11. Sacks/Start (2009-2012) Player Sacks per Start Clay Matthews .77 Robert Ayers .27 Brian Cushing .19 James Laurinaitis .13 Aaron Curry .14 Rey Maualuga .05 Russell Allen .03

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