Friday was a fast and furious day of NFL Draft declarations. It looks to be wrapping up with two players that could be tops at their respective positions.
Clemson tight end Dwayne Allen has elected to forgo his senior season and enter the 2012 NFL Draft. Allen is an All-American tight end that racked up 50 catches for 598 yards and 8 TD’s in 2011. At 6’4″ 255 pounds, Allen is a solid all around tight end that should be a matchup nightmare in the NFL. This tight end class isn’t loaded with talent but Allen is a nice headliner for the class. Allen should come off the board in the latter stages of round one or round two at the latest.
The 2012 linebacker class would have taken a major hit had Luke Kuechly decided to stay at Boston College. Friday night we found out that Kuechly would be entering the 2012 NFL Draft after much speculation and deliberation. Kuechly is the NCAA career tackles leader and broke his own single-season record for tackles in 2011. The All-American figures to be taken within the top 20 picks of April’s draft and could be a perfect fit in Philadelphia, who is in desperate need of a leader at the ILB position.