CLEMSON, SC - SEPTEMBER 17: Dwayne Allen #83 of the Clemson Tigers celebrates against the Auburn Tigers during their game at Memorial Stadium on September 17, 2011 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
2012 NFL Draft- Indianapolis Colts Draft Pick Selections
Position: Tight End
SB Nation College Blog: Shakin The Southland
Following a junior season of 50 receptions and eight touchdowns, Allen turned pro. He doesn't have the size, speed or athleticism of Stanford's Coby Fleener, but he's a better all-around tight end. He's a good blocker, in line and on the move, makes spectacular catches and has good on-field speed. Allen considered transferring before the 2011 season and has been an outspoken player in the past. That may turn off some coaches.
Stampede Blue's Initial Take On The Pick:
When the pick was announced at Radio City Music Hall, everyone in the press area turned and looked at each other with a "WTF" expression on their faces. For those that don't know Allen, he is rated by Dan Kadar as a better TE prospect than Coby Fleener. However, since the Colts took Fleener at pick 34, taking Allen at 64 is a wasting the selection. Nothing against Allen, but the Colts have so many holes in their roster. Once they took Fleener, the focus had to shift to need positions, not "best available." With players like Alameda Ta'amu and Brandon Thompson still on the board, it makes no sense to take another TE here. Bad pick for new G.M. Ryan Grigson.
Draft needs remaining:
Quarterback, Nose Tackle, Cornerback, Wide Receiver, Tight End
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