Javorius Allen participates in NFL Scouting Combine

Javorius Allen participates in NFL Scouting Combine
USC tailback Javorius Allen breaks into the Notre Dame secondary for the Trojans in November. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

Former USC tailback Javorius Allen participated in the NFL Scouting Combine this week in Indianapolis.

Allen told The Times he officially met with 12 NFL teams.

Allen, 6 feet and 221 pounds, ran the 40-yard dash in 4.53 seconds -- the sixth-fastest time of the 31 backs who ran.

He bench-pressed 225 pounds 11 times, the fewest reps of the position group.

Before the combine, NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock projected Allen as a fourth- or fifth-round pick.

Allen rushed for 1,489 yards and 11 touchdowns last season.

He is scheduled to participate in USC's Pro Day on March 11.

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