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indyfan1985
01-11-2012, 02:09 PM
He is the clear cut top TE coming out this year and is projected top 2nd round maybe late 1st so I was hoping my Colts target him to give Andrew Luck a TE to thrive with.

Who does he compare to though? I have heard he is a great all around TE who has speed, route running ability, and is a very good blocker as well.

keylime_5
01-11-2012, 02:13 PM
He reminds me of Ben Watson. Great athlete, good blocker, fine receiver with good hands, albeit not an elite pass catcher like we're used to seeing in Gates, Gonzalez, Graham, Gronk, etc.

indyfan1985
01-11-2012, 02:16 PM
He reminds me of Ben Watson. Great athlete, good blocker, fine receiver with good hands, albeit not an elite pass catcher like we're used to seeing in Gates, Gonzalez, Graham, Gronk, etc.

Really, Watson? See I would have said he compares most to Antonio Gates. Has about the same size, and has the speed and route running to compare as well. Im not saying he will have the same career as Gates, but he just seems to compare favorably to him in my eyes.

Scott Wright
01-11-2012, 04:07 PM
Allen is a CARBON COPY of Lance Kendricks.

Complex
01-11-2012, 04:07 PM
Allen is a CARBON COPY of Lance Kendricks.

Stay away then.

keylime_5
01-11-2012, 04:12 PM
I can see Kendricks. Isn't Kendricks a bit undersized though? Allen has pretty good size.

Scott Wright
01-11-2012, 04:40 PM
I can see Kendricks. Isn't Kendricks a bit undersized though? Allen has pretty good size.

No, they are going to be pretty dang close.

BuddyCHRIST
01-11-2012, 05:45 PM
I'm not a huge fan, I think if your taking a TE in the 1st he should have the potential to be an elite player. I don't see Allen as much more than a slighly above league average player. I see him as having a Gresham like impact (who has disappointed me).

Caulibflower
01-11-2012, 05:59 PM
I really like Dwayne Allen. I also really liked Lance Kendricks last year, although he was kind of disappointing as a rookie this year. Still holding out some hope for him, though. I think Allen is bigger, though. Similar athletically. I think he's got more potential to get bigger than Kendricks, too. Looks like a guy who could pretty easily play at 260+, while Kendricks probably isn't ever going to be much bigger than he is. Kendricks was an ex-wide receiver, and looks like it, while Dwayne Allen is definitely built like a pure tight end.

Had a really nice game against Auburn:

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Highlight moments at 1:40, 2:07, 3:18, 3:35, 6:09.

katnip
01-11-2012, 06:04 PM
Fred Davis (Redskins)

gpngc
01-11-2012, 06:06 PM
I got it! Marcus Pollard.

Caulibflower
01-11-2012, 06:07 PM
Fred Davis (Redskins)

I think that's probably a pretty good one, too.

gpngc
01-11-2012, 06:08 PM
Davis is a better receiver. In terms of pure receiving skills, Davis is one of the best TEs in the NFL. Coming out of high school he was the #1 rated WR.

Caulibflower
01-11-2012, 06:16 PM
Allen's no slouch catching the ball. He's got good hands and catches it away from his body. Watch that Auburn video if you haven't seen it already. I like how he waits for the ball to get to him, then quickly reaches out and snatches it.

TheRoo
01-11-2012, 06:26 PM
A slightly quicker Ben Watson.

Caulibflower
01-11-2012, 06:29 PM
A slightly quicker Ben Watson.

Slightly quicker than a guy who ran a 4.38?

BaLLiN
01-11-2012, 06:35 PM
Fred Davis (Redskins)

thats what I see too.

fenikz
01-12-2012, 01:39 AM
Allen is a CARBON COPY of Lance Kendricks.

Maybe as receivers but Allen s 20x the blocker Kendricks will ever be

But that can be said about anyone who has actually blocked someone

DeathbyStat
01-12-2012, 03:16 PM
I would say Randy Michael....

Leon Sandcastle
01-12-2012, 03:32 PM
I was going to say Brandon Pettigrew but my eyes must be deceiving me.

Matthew Jones
01-12-2012, 03:35 PM
Allen is a tough guy to think of comparisons for because he's a capable blocker and a playmaker as a receiver. Clemson used him all over the place too: split out wide, inline, in the slot, and as an H-Back.

ShockTreatment
01-12-2012, 03:50 PM
I see a special player in Allen. Not buying the Lance Kendricks comparison.

Bald_81
01-12-2012, 05:15 PM
Unless Allen has hands made of stone like Kendricks, then the two are not alike. Lance had so many disgusting drops this year that I have very little expectations going into next year. He has to get better catching the football and making an impact on a consistent basis.

ShockTreatment
01-12-2012, 05:22 PM
Unless Allen has hands made of stone like Kendricks, then the two are not alike. Lance had so many disgusting drops this year that I have very little expectations going into next year. He has to get better catching the football and making an impact on a consistent basis.

Allen's hands are amazing.

BamaFalcon59
01-12-2012, 05:22 PM
I would say Randy Michael....

McMichael but that's not a bad one.

Ozzy
01-14-2012, 09:40 PM
Like others have said, probably Randy McMichael or Ben Watson physically. Just a physical athlete, strong, fast, really built and can make plays down field catching the football. But like both those Georgia tight ends, at times does not play up to his potential.


Just watching the playoffs, Allen's stock could rise. It is a copy cat league, and right now at least today the tight ends are flat out dominating both football games. It is crazy but the Saints, 49ers and Patriots completely depend on huge passing yardage from their great tight ends.


Dwayne Allen has that type of potential, might not be as strong as Vernon Davis or as fast, but has that big play ability. Has been a physical freak for a long time but outside of this year has never really played that well. Odd thing is same thing could be said for Davis's career at Maryland, did not play really great till his last season there.


But for sure in this years draft, Allen is the top guy and should be a 1st round pick, even if certain teams may or may not need a tight end in the late 1st round.

Caulibflower
01-14-2012, 10:39 PM
More like Randy McMichael than Ben Watson.