Davis Allen is rising on NFL draft boards.
The Clemson tight end had a successful showing at last week’s Senior Bowl, where he got to be in front of NFL executives and coaches at a major pre-combine event.
Allen recently made a list of seven players “gaining steam” in terms of the NFL Draft.
Here’s what CBS Sports said about the tight end:
It is possible to identify talent at tight end without the production to match. Oregon State’s Luke Musgrave was personally ranked as one of the top 10 draft prospects in the Pac-12 in August despite recording just 36 receptions in three years of playing time. He has now found his way into first-round projections. Allen has carried what equates to roughly a top 100 grade for a few years but kept going back to play for head coach Dabo Swinney. Allen is not a flashy player, but he is consistent. He has soft hands and takes pride in his blocking.
It’s not a surprise that Allen is impressing people in the NFL. He had a really solid career with the Tigers, catching 951 yards on 88 receptions and scoring 12 career touchdowns in four seasons at Clemson.
He had his best receiving season as a senior when he caught 39 passes for 443 yards and five touchdowns, but Allen was a top-notch blocker and did things to help the offense that didn’t always show up on the stat sheet.
“I don’t think people know how good Davis Allen is,” former Clemson quarterback DJ Uiagalelei said last season. “I always say I think Davis Allen will play in the NFL for 10 years, just by the way he works, by his attitude. Every day he shows up with the same mindset and with the same work ethic.”
The NFL draft is scheduled for April 27-29.
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