Scouting Report on Dwayne Allen
NC (Terry Sanford HS)
Years Played: 2008 - 2011
From National Football Authority:
One thing NFL coaches will love about Allen is his ability to separate from defenders. Most tight ends have difficulty separating from safeties and cornerbacks, but Allen does not experience these problems. He utilizes his big body and excellent route-running skills to get away from any type of defender.
Allen can do much more than catch on offense though. He is an above-average blocker who fights any defender he is asked to block. He is not an elite blocker however, evidenced by the fact that he can be beaten by bigger, stronger defenders. But you will never see him give up on a play, as he was one of the hardest working players on Clemson's roster in 2011.
With the NFL Scouting Combine just around the corner, Allen can only help his draft stock with an excellent performance. If he can improve on his 4.76 40-yard dash time, he should easily emerge as the No. 1 tight end prospect over Stanford’s Coby Fleener and Georgia’s Orson Charles.
Right now, Allen is expected to be drafted somewhere between the end of the first and middle of the second round. With the pass-catching tight end becoming more and more important in the evolving pass game in the NFL, a player with Allen’s skill set will not last long come the 2012 NFL Draft.
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