Sep 8, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts tight end Dwayne Allen (83) scores a touchdown against the Oakland Raiders at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports
Berry has Allen as his 167th ranked player. ESPN projects him to be the 245th best player, and 20th ranked tight end. NFL.com has him 141st and the 13th TE.
ESPN ranks him as a sort of “boom or bust” player in 2014. Allen was a top 10 tight end his rookie year, according to advanced stats. 2013 would have been a breakout year for him if not for the hip injury in the season opener.
He’s looked great in camp and his numbers should explode this season. If you are willing to a take a chance on a tight end, Allen is the player you want.
Berry doesn’t rank him and ESPN projects Fleener to be the 215th overall player and 17th ranked tight end. NFL.com doesn’t put him in their top 200, but has him as their 15th tight end.
Fleener could have locked up the primary tight end spot last season, but he couldn’t string together good games. We seen a bit of the same thing from him in camp and the preseason. If his route running and hands improve, then the Colts will have two tight ends to stretch defenses. Allen is going to be the primary TE for the Colts, but Fleener will see the field often.
Right now, Fleener isn’t much more than a bench player who has the potential to a very good tight end.