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indyfan1985 01-11-2012 02:09 PM

Dwayne Allen Comparison
 
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

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Originally Posted by keylime_5 (Post 2821393)
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

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Originally Posted by Scott Wright (Post 2821519)
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

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Originally Posted by keylime_5 (Post 2821530)
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:



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

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Originally Posted by katnip (Post 2821656)
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

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Originally Posted by TheRoo (Post 2821697)
A slightly quicker Ben Watson.

Slightly quicker than a guy who ran a 4.38?

BaLLiN 01-11-2012 06:35 PM

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Originally Posted by katnip (Post 2821656)
Fred Davis (Redskins)

thats what I see too.

fenikz 01-12-2012 01:39 AM

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Originally Posted by Scott Wright (Post 2821519)
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

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Originally Posted by Bald_81 (Post 2822804)
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

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Originally Posted by DeathbyStat (Post 2822661)
I would say Randy Michael....

McMichael but that's not a bad one.


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