Tight End: Dwayne Allen, Jack Doyle
When healthy, Allen has the exceptional ability to both block and catch at a high level. However, he’s missed 23 games over the past 3 seasons, so his durability is a bit of a concern.
Called upon to block more than usual to help a woeful offensive line, the 5th-year tight end caught just 16 receptions for 109 receiving yards and a touchdown reception. As a result, the Colts are looking to get him more involved in their passing attack this upcoming season, having seemingly shored up their offensive line.
Behind Allen and a staple of 2-tight end sets will be versatile backup tight end Jack Doyle. The 4th-year veteran won’t necessarily “wow” you, but his “jack-of-all-trades” game–pun intended, makes him incredibly valuable for the Colts offense. Doyle can block and catch at a reasonably high level–even being frequently deployed as an H-back offensively. Thus, he should fill the backup tight end role very well given his “dirty work” game.