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Combine research: Tight ends

Dwayne Allen (Joshua S. Kelly/USP)

The Vikings could be without two of their top tight ends from recent years, blocker Jim Kleinsasser (retiring) and pass-catcher Visanthe Shiancoe (a pending free agent). Where does that leave them? Looking closely at some of the 14 tight ends scheduled to attend next week's NFL Scouting Combine. We give subscribers a review of each of them.

Dwayne Allen, Clemson (6-4, 255): Allen, a consensus All-American and the winner of the John Mackey Award as the nation's top tight end, declared for the draft with one year of eligibility remaining. He finished the year with 50 receptions for 598 yards and eight touchdowns – all setting school records for a tight end – to help Clemson to its first ACC Championship in 20 years. Two of those... Recommended Stories

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