Michigan State has had at least one player picked in every National Football League draft since 1941, and the selection of Allen extended that streak to 78 years. He also lost his job as the punt returner and was utilized primarily as a decoy.
The Rams selected tackle Joseph Noteboom from TCU on Friday night when LA finally had a pick in the draft, and followed that up on Saturday with offensive lineman Brian Allen from Michigan State, who will slide into the center position studying behind Sullivan. Kiser also was the victor of the 2017 Campbell Award, given to the nation's top overall player on the field and in the classroom.
His 6-foot-4, 258 pound frame makes him a nice fit on the edge and if he remains healthy, Young should provide some needed depth to the Rams' linebacker core. So, I'm just going to come in and do whatever they want me to do - special teams, linebacker.
He had 9.5 sacks at SMU last season and finished his collegiate career with 20.5 and 226 tackles.
MSU football head coach Mark Dantonio released a statement regarding Allen's pick by the Rams.
"I'm pumped. This is a blessing. With what he went through past year and where he was on the depth chart, but still being an unbelievable team guy, I can't say enough about that human being".
Okoronkwo didn't become a starter for the Sooners until his junior season, but in those 26 games, he recorded 29.5 tackles for loss and 17 sacks.
Tennessee running back John Kelly was the only skill player the Rams took, selected in the sixth. But after last season's unproductive performance, he agreed to rework the deal to what essentially is a one-year contract.