INDIANAPOLIS — As the questions about Brandon Allen’s small hands ended, focus shifted toward the future of Arkansas football — mainly surrounding his younger brother, Austin.
Austin is thought to be the favorite to take over the role of starting QB, the position his brother held for the past three seasons. Brandon thinks Austin has a good shot of winning the job.
“He’s been the backup for two years, so he has the experience,” Brandon said to a group of reporters at the NFL combine. “He’s a good player. He’s a tough player. He’s very smart and he’ll be able to win that job, but they aren’t going to hand it to him. The other QBs are trying to win that spot just like he is.”
Allen will have competition for the job. The biggest competitor will likely be transfer Ricky Town, a former four-star recruit from California. But for Austin, Brandon views he and his brother as very similar quarterbacks.
“Play wise, we are very similar. He can make very tough plays. He’s got a strong arm and he’s very smart at the line of scrimmage,” he said.
Austin will also battle it out for the top of the Razorbacks’ depth chart against Rafe Peavey, Ty Storey and Cole Kelley.