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Allen decided to skip his senior season and enter the draft after a very impressive career at California. He leaves the Golden Bears as the school's all-time leader with 205 receptions, ranks third with 2,570 yards and seventh with 17 touchdown catches. His career was highlighted by his 2011 sophomore season, when he had 98 receptions for 1,343 yards - both second on Cal's all-time single-season lists - while adding six TD catches. He earned first-team All-Pac-12 honors and was one of 10 national semifinalists for the Biletnikoff Award. Allen was on pace for a similar season in 2012 before missing the final three games with a left knee injury. He still earned honorable mention All-Pac-12 recognition and led the team with 61 receptions, 737 yards and six TDs. Although the injury prevented Allen from participating in the combine after he aggravated it during a workout session, he remains one of the top receivers available. Allen has all the tools to be a big-time NFL receiver, possessing the frame and length to create mismatches against smaller defensive backs. He is an aggressive playmaker with soft hands that attacks the ball in the air and is equally adept running routes in the short or intermediate part of the field. Although his top-end speed is only above average, Allen is deceptively quick for someone his size and is very good at gaining yards after the catch with sudden changes of direction. Also adding to Allen's value is his versatility, as he can line up split wide at receiver, in the slot and in the backfield. He's also an effective punt returner. If his knee checks out, Allen could be picked in the first half of the first round and is in contention to be the first receiver off the board.