|Dwayne Allen ranked #1 breakout candidate by ESPN
Assoc. Editor - 2014-08-23 09:00:13.0
NC (Terry Sanford HS)
Years Played: 2008 - 2011
Former Clemson standout Dwayne AllenDwayne Allen
Tight End (2008 - 2011)
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1. Dwayne Allen, TE, Indianapolis Colts. Allen has already shown ability as a blocker and runner; a season-ending hip injury was what held him back in 2013, and there are apparently no limitations now. Pairing a player as talented as Allen with a quarterback as talented as Andrew Luck makes Allen a safe breakout bet.
Allen is coming off hip surgery and was out for most of the 2013 season and still got the nod over TE Coby Fleener for the starting tight end position.
For his NFL career, Allen has 46 catches for 541 yards and 4 touchdowns. Allen was drafted in the third round (#64th overall) of the 2012 NFL draft. During his senior season at Clemson, he was the winner of the John Mackey Award which goes to the nation's top tight end.