The NFL Draft streak is alive and well! Michigan State center Brian Allen was drafted by the Los Angeles Rams in the fourth round (No. 111 overall).
Kicking off Round 4 by adding to the OL!— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) April 28, 2018
Welcome to the #LARams, @MSU_Football center @BAllen65_!#RamsDraft pic.twitter.com/LEFYMkZR1F
Allen was the Spartans’ only true shot of having a player get drafted in 2018, and now Michigan State’s draft streak has extended to 78 years (since 1940).
Allen was drafted a lot earlier than expected, as he was projected by NFL.com to go in Round 7, or perhaps be signed as a priority undrafted free agent. There was a lot of chatter than the draft streak was in jeopardy this year, but it lives on!
Allen was a mainstay on the Spartans’ offensive line, as a four-year letter winner. He played in 51 career games, including 38 career starts at both guard and center. Allen was a 2017 team captain and voted second team All-Big Ten three years in a row from 2015 through 2017. He was also a three time Academic All-Big Ten honoree,
The Rams were a playoff team in 2017, and have a young nucleus of talent on both sides of the ball. Allen will be going to great team and will play under head coach Sean McVay (or as my fiancee refers to him, Sean Mc-Bae).