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Roster countdown: No. 1 Dakota Allen

You guessed it, Dakota Allen is the best player on the team and it’s not close.

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He’s fast. He’s strong. He’s smart.

He’s Dakota Allen, and he’s the No. 1 player on Texas Tech’s roster heading into the 2018-2019 season.

We’ve talked about Allen A LOT, and rightfully so - he’s not just the best linebacker on the team, he’s the best linebacker in the conference. In fact, some draft experts even rank him as a first round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.

But what makes Allen so special? Well, just take a look at his highlights from a season ago:

Allen’s potential is boundless and only he will determine how far he’ll go. For starters, lets hope he starts the year with 10 or 12 tackles, a forced fumble and a sack or two against Ole Miss. No big deal, right?