Scouting Report written by: Andrew Parsons
Allen has a soft hands and a knack for getting open. He also displays some potential as an in-line blocker, and showed at Clemson that you can line him up at a variety of different spots. He doesn’t display enough of an explosive element to his game, and this will likely keep him from becoming anything more than a solid all around tight end.
Allen has a compact build with a strong base. Allen showcased his versatility at Clemson by lining up as an in-line TE, in the joker spot, and even as a H-back. He is an extremely efficient route runner. Allen goes through his routes very smoothly and use head and body jerks to create separation. He has very good hands and catches away from his frame. Allen looks natural tracking the football in the seam and catches the football at its high point in contested situations. Allen also displays some natural power and force as a blocker.
Allen does not appear to be an overly explosive or fast player. He only has build up speed and doesn’t offer very much after the catch. Allen also appears to have some issues of working through contact when pressed, and this throws his route running off. As a blocker, he doesn’t stay low and his blocks are too frequently slipped off of. Allen doesn’t have much length and due to this he will find himself over extending and losing power as a blocker.