Linebacker prospect visiting Raiders

The Raiders will be hosting a prospect at OLB this month as they continue to evaluate prospective draft picks. With the draft looming in three weeks, this process will no doubt accelerate as April 26th gets closer and closer.

Russell Allen, a standout OLB from San Diego State, will be in Alameda to meet with the Raiders on April 15th and 16th.

Here's what Scout's Ed Thompson had to say about Allen after his pro day performance last month:

Linebacker Russell Allen, who finished second all-time in career tackles at San Diego State, really boosted his stock at his recent Pro Day. With 17 NFL teams in attendance, the linebacker benched 24 reps, ran a 4.62 -second 40-time, posted a 33.5-inch vertical and a 9'10" broad jump. According to a source, Carolina head coach John Fox attended the workout, the New England Patriots showed quite a bit of interest, and Allen met privately that day with the Miami Dolphins and the Atlanta Falcons. The Chicago Bears conducted a private workout with him on March 27 that was attended by the team's general manager, Jerry Angelo, and Allen is also scheduled to work out for the Chargers on March 31. With experience as a long-snapper to boot, Allen has started receiving invitations for official visits in April from teams such as the Miami Dolphins and the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Scout currently has Williams rated 21st among outside linebackers. He'd likeley be a second day pick but could still have the potential to add some depth to a position that becomes thin after Thomas Howard and Kirk Morrison.

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