Allen Smith: 2023 Pro Prospect Interview

Name: Allen Smith
School: Brown
Position: RB
Height: 5-11
Weight: 210

Q: What goals did you set and/or accomplish in your final collegiate season? 

I set the goal of being first team All-Ivy. I ended up being second team All-Ivy selection.

Q: What would your coaches and teammates say about the type of player you are?

My coaches and teammates would say that I am a grinder and a finisher. I think they would say that I did everything from workouts, runs, to games with maximum effort and did whatever was asked of me. And that I led by example as a captain.

Q: When you are studying film, what are the things you focus on to improve your game?

When studying film, I like to analyze defensive fronts and tendencies of players and teams to improve my football IQ to make my pre-snap reads quicker.

Q: What separates you from the other pro prospects at your position? 

What separates me from other prospects is my all-around ability to play the running back position; I am a complete back. I am am every-down back who can run in between the tackles and outside, block, and catch out of the backfield. Additionally, I have great experience playing special teams and can play almost any position on special teams.

Q: What is your offseason plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities?

My off-season plan is to train with my strength and recovery coach Chuck Gresham and my speed and agility coach Kenny Stafford in Columbus, OH to continue developing my strengths and strengthening my weaknesses to put myself in the best shape possible and to be a complete back.

Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?

I believe some strengths and abilities I will bring to a team is my leadership capacity and the energy I bring to how I play the game and interact with my teammates that will bring us all together.

Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL and any other pro leagues?

I am a complete player that is willing to do anything that is asked of me. I will give 100% effort in everything that I do, on and off the field, with a proven ability to make plays and can be relied on.