Monday, May 2, 2011
Anthony Allen satisfied with Ravens
By ESPN.com staff
Former Georgia Tech b-back Anthony Allen had expected to hear his name called sooner, but as the 225th player chosen in this year's NFL draft, Allen said it was a strong finish to a slow day. He became the third running back drafted from Georgia Tech since 2008, joining Tashard Choice (2008 by the Cowboys) and Jonathan Dwyer (2010 by Pittsburgh).
“Seriously, it was a long day, but I had faith, and I couldn’t be happier about the place I’m going," Allen said, according to the school's release. "The Baltimore Ravens are a great organization.”
Since 2000, no NFL team has drafted more Georgia Tech players than Baltimore. In 2006, the Ravens drafted running back P.J. Daniels and safety Dawan Landry. The Ravens also drafted former Yellow Jackets linebacker Ron Rogers in 1998.
Several former Yellow Jackets still hope to sign NFL free agent contracts, including defensive backs Jerrard Tarrant, Mario Butler and Mario Edwards. The NFL lockout must first be resolved.
Overall, it was a quiet weekend for the Jackets, as Georgia Tech had its fewest number of players drafted since no Yellow Jackets were taken in 2005.