Photo of Dwayne Allen
Drafted By: Colts
  • Round 3
  • Pick 1
  • Overall 64

Combine Results

84.2 ?
  • 4.89 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 27 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 32.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 110.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.12 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.37 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 12.07 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

Mayock's take: "First Coby Fleener, and now this guy. The Colts are looking for weapons. I like his vertical upside, but I question his ability to run block."

  • 6'3" Height
  • 33" Arm Length
  • 255LBS. Weight
  • 9 5/8" Hands


Allen was a two-year starter at tight end for Clemson, where he won the John Mackey Award (given to the nation's top TE) before declaring early for the draft. The first-team All-ACC selection has great size for the position and even better speed. He is a polished and accomplished route runner who will be an immediate threat at the next level. As a classic, line-attached tight end, Allen can work upfield out of a three-point stance without having to align in the slot. He has a rare combination of size, speed and athleticism, and understands the intricacies of the position.



Allen is an extremely flexible mover who works in and out of a two-point stance with ease. He has the strength and body control to avoid jams at the line of scrimmage, able to fight through his defender and get into his route. He can drop his weight in and out of breaks and is a very smooth runner for a man his size. Quick to turn his head and locate the ball, Allen excels at shielding off defenders downfield with his body. He can use his explosive athleticism to separate from linebackers and safeties alike. Natural as a short-area receiver, he could become a team's go-to option when it comes to moving the chains.


It's difficult to find many weaknesses in Allen's game, based on the season he had as a junior. But he does labor at times off the ball when blocking in the run game. With a slightly unorthodox stance, he is not nearly as good a blocker as he is a pass-catcher.
Grade Title Draft (Round) Description
96-100 Future Hall of Famer Top Pick A once-in-a-generation type prospect who could change how his position is played
85-95 Immediate Starter 1st An impact player with the ability/intangibles to become a Pro Bowl player. Expect to start immediately except in a unique situation (i.e. behind a veteran starter).
70-84 Eventual Starter 2nd-3rd A quality player who will contribute to the team early on and is expected to develop into a starter. A reliable player who brings value to the position.
50-69 Draftable Player 4th-7th A prospect with the ability to make team as a backup/role player. Needs to be a special teams contributor at applicable positions. Players in the high range of this category might have long-term potential.
20-49 Free Agent UDFA A player with solid measurables, intangibles, college achievements, or a developing skill that warrants an opportunity in an NFL camp. In the right situation, he could earn a place on a 53-man roster, but most likely will be a practice squad player or a camp body.