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Ravens confident in rookie running back Buck Allen's pass-catching skills
Ravens confident in rookie running back Buck Allen's pass-catching skills

One of the top reasons the Ravens selected rookie running back Buck Allen in the fourth round of the NFL draft was his ability to catch passes out of the backfield. The former USC standout displayed that skill during the Ravens' recent rookie minicamp, adeptly transitioning in and out of breaks to make a series of receptions. "We've seen Buck catch passes, we've seen Buck pass protect, so we know he can do it," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. "He has done it out here and looks very smooth doing it. He's running the ball well. We haven't had any surprises." Signed to a four-year, $2.75 million contract that includes a $474,472 signing bonus,...

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