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“My Guy” For the 2012 NFL Draft

He resembles a mix of Brian Orakpo, pure terror and a tiger. Terror Tiger is going to ransack the opposition’s personal goals. They are going to be so angry when he’s done with them, but there isn’t much they can do to avoid their fate, because Terror Tiger is 6’4″, 255.

And, oh yeah, he’s a tight end with great leaping ability and remarkably good hands (which are important for catching footballs (or so I hear)).

Terror Tiger is Clemson’s Dwayne Allen and he’s been “my guy” since Scott Wilson and I caught him playing on television early this season while in a road hotel room before a UB football game. I have never felt so sure on a prospect of which I’ve heard so little leading up to the draft. Pro Football Weekly lists him as a Day Two pick, which is likely due to his unflattering 4.89 40-yd dash (More on PFW’s ratings in the coming days… good stuff).

That’s fine, but if he’s around in the second round I want Dwayne Allen on the Buffalo Bills. CBS Sports’ scouting guru Brad Noel compared him to Alge Crumpler. I have no beef with that, but I believe Allen can be even better. And as far as “intangibles” go, Noel writes,

“Appears to be a very hard working prospect, takes football extremely seriously and wants to be great. Very durable. Played a major role in a sophisticated college offense that used NFL-style scheme.”

Here’s hoping Buddy has interest. Would be nice to have a more athletic Scott Chandler to deepen the talent at tight end.

Email: nick@fcbuffalo.org

Bills Free Agency Primer: Tight End is Miller Time

Sometimes absence doesn’t make the heart grow fonder and the missing ingredient in BuffaloBills.com beat writer Chris Brown’s quality post on tight ends is, well, a tight end. While Scott Chandler, David Martin, Shawn Nelson and Mike Caussin are all probably pretty jazzed that there isn’t a ton to beat out for a starting tight… Continue Reading