Just how successful has Bruce Allen been thus far as an NFL executive? Via Redskins Blog, here’s a thorough evaluation by the St. Petersburg Times from back in January, when Allen left the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Allen leaves the Bucs in a far better salary cap situation than he did Oakland, in part because he has been able to cut ties with veteran players whose best days were behind them, something he didn’t do with the Raiders.
Sounds like exactly what the Redskins need. However, here’s one of his weaknesses.
Overall inefficiency. Of his 51 draft picks since 2004, only 23 were still with the Bucs at the end of the 2008 season. Of 33 unrestricted and restricted free agents signed under Allen, 17 weren’t on the opening day roster in 2008.