Allen, Wesley Invited to NFL Scouting Combine

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Dakota Allen and Antoine Wesley were both on the NFL’s official invite list Thursday afternoon


LUBBOCK, Texas – Texas Tech linebacker Dakota Allen and wide receiver Antoine Wesley were both included on the official invite list for the NFL Scouting Combine that was unveiled Thursday afternoon by the league office.

Allen will be among the 37 linebackers to take part in the NFL Combine, which runs Feb. 26 through March 4 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Wesley will be on hand along with 47 other wide receivers who will be looking to impress NFL executives from all 32 teams.

Potential draftees are asked to participate in a series of drills during the combine such as the bench press, 40-yard dash, vertical jump, broad jump and shuttle run, while also undergoing a rigorous slate of meetings with team executives and doctors from all 32 teams.

Allen will be looking to improve his draft stock after an impressive three-year career as a Red Raider, which was highlighted by All-Big 12 first team honors in 2018. Allen wrapped his career with 262 career tackles, including a team-leading 102 in 2017, to go along with 18.5 tackles for a loss, four interceptions, 11 passes defended, one forced fumble and three fumble recoveries.

Wesley, meanwhile, had a breakout year as a junior in 2018 after hauling in an impressive 88 passes for 1,410 yards and nine touchdowns. He concluded the season ranked second nationally in receiving yards per game (117.5) and third in receiving yards en route to earning first team All-America honors by the Football Writers Association of America.

Allen and Wesley along with several other Red Raiders will have another opportunity to impress NFL scouts on March 25 when Tech hosts its annual Pro Day event.


Matt Dowdy



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