Dallas Cowboys Draft:  TE Davis Allen profile (red zone weapon)

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The Dallas Cowboys want to add a tight end but probably will avoid the first two rounds. With needs at WR and CB trumping TE, they can afford to test the depth of this class.

Davis Allen is an attractive tight end prospect for the Dallas Cowboys if they’re searching for a chain-mover.

Another player down the depth chart of the 2023 NFL Draft is Clemson tight end, Davis Allen. Allen, 6-foot-6, 250 pounds, is one of the taller tight end prospects in the draft. Last season for the Tigers he posted 39 receptions for 443 yards and five touchdowns.

He’s a big target with a big catch radius and if the Dallas Cowboys are looking for a red zone weapon at tight end, they could worse than Davis Allen.

Allen is an attractive depth option at tight end. He’s a versatile player who has experience playing Y tight end, slot, and even H-back. This do it all nature makes him a fit in Dallas behind Jake Ferguson and alongside Peyton Hendershot.

For his size, Allen is a good athlete. He moves downfield effortlessly and stands out in zone coverage. He’s not a burner but has enough speed to stretch the seam and has enough length to win in tight coverage.

He knows he’s big and uses his body to his advantage. He has sure hands but not much YAC ability. Ideally, he’s a first down machine and red zone threat.

Run blocking isn’t great but that’s expected given his height and weight. He appears willing so extra time developing in the weight room will help.

Projected Draft Spot: Allen’s outside Dane Brugler’s top-100 and No. 158 in TDNs big board so he’s liekly a fourth or even fifth round player. Testing could work to his advantage but chances are in this class, he’s a Day 3 prospect.

The question is – what type of TE prospect are the Dallas Cowboys looking for this season?