Check out photos of Rams 4th Round selection Brian Allen, C, Michigan State.
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With the close of the 2018 NFL Draft, 11 college prospects can now call themselves Los Angeles Rams.
After a draft haul that saw the franchise make moves to acquire 10 selections in Day 3 alone, the Rams were able to replenish depth at multiple positions — bringing in several new, dynamic playmakers.
And now that the big event has come and past, therams.com will be taking a look at each member of the club's 2018 Draft Class.
Former Michigan State center Brian Allen comes from a family where football plays a central role.
His older brother, Jack was undrafted after his time as a Spartan, but made the Saints' roster in 2016. His younger brother, Matt was one of the top-recruited centers in the Midwest. And as of Saturday, Allen is the Los Angeles Rams' newest center — one of three offensive linemen drafted by the franchise in 2018.
The MSU product was a four-year letter winner, a team captain, and a second-team All Big 10 player. He is eager to continue his football journey in L.A. and to pick the brain of veteran center John Sullivan, who like Allen, came from the Midwest to the big city.
Here is Brian Allen in his own words:
On his family's reaction to him being drafted by the Rams:
"Well I was on the phone and I was giving my older brother a fistbump. We were outside and he immediately went into my parents and they didn't really know what was going on. Started pointing at the TV and I don't think they still understand what's going on. But everyone's excited. I'm not lying when I was saying we thought this was going to be the spot from the beginning, so I'm glad it came to fruition."
*On how much his older brother helped him through the draft process: *
"I was there in 2015 when it was his day and the call never came, so I kind of had that situation and scenario going in my mind. I didn't know if that was going to happen or not. I honestly, I was telling my agent I think the Rams are going to take me, I think this is where I'm going to be. He's actually giving me a hug right now, but this was kind of my gut feeling. I didn't want to have my expectations too high, but when I saw the call from Thousand Oaks I didn't know if they were calling me to mess around or what, but I was pretty excited."
On what he hopes to learn from Sullivan:
"I'm open to whatever they expect of me but at the same time being a guy from the midwest and seeing John Sullivan play for the Vikings all these years, he's someone who I've always looked up to. So, to be able to be in a room with him and be able to learn from a guy who's shown that he can play at the level he has for as long as he has is something pretty incredible for me. Just to have that opportunity to be in there and be able to learn from him, I definitely will be picking his brain as long as I don't annoy him too much."
On how he would describe himself as a player:
"I'm just a tough, hard-nose working guy, who is going to do his job and do what's expected of him. I'm just looking forward to getting out there again and I'm just overjoyed with all the emotions."