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Overall Prospect Rank: No. 38
Dwayne Allen’s stock has slipped since a poor combine performance, but he remains the best tight end prospect in the draft class and should not fall into the third round. Allen is a terrific value with the last pick of the second round and fills a need at tight end for the Giants.
Allen does not have great downfield speed, but he is a well-rounded tight end who blocks well and is a reliable receiver.
They could decide to address the linebacker position by selecting Florida State’s Nigel Bradham. That said, they really should not pass up Allen here.
Note: There are only 31 picks in the second round. The Saints lost their second-round draft pick as a result of punishments handed down for the bounty scandal.
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