Originally written on The Colts Authority  |  Last updated 11/15/14

If you've been following the beat writers on Twitter during the Colts' training camp, or keeping up with news other ways, you'll know that Dwayne Allen has been receiving a lot of attention. 

Thankfully, that attention has been all positive. 

Coaches and teammates have expressed great surprise in just how good of a receiver he is, and his blocking (which was expected to be a strength) has stood out. 

Allen has been hyped more than his second round draft pick teammate (who also makes more), Coby Fleener. While the true potential of either player won't really be known until games start to be played, everybody has taken a liking to the rookie out of Clemson. 

Paul Kuharsky is the latest to join that bandwagon, gushing over Allen in his latest update from Anderson

From his article: 

But while Fleener’s been streaky in the early stages of his first camp, I’m told Allen’s steadily been the same guy I’ve been watching over the last couple of days. He’s thick (6-foot-3, 255 pounds), athletic and versatile. He’s playing the “F” spot in the offense of Bruce Arians, a “move” tight end who can line up anywhere, shift anywhere, block as needed and get open to show off his quality hands and run with the ball.

Kuharsky says that Allen has been the most stand out addition of his camp visits so far, Andrew Luck and Titans' DE Kamerion Wimbley excluded, something that is a big compliment to the third round draft pick, and his teammates aren't arguing. 

Rookie receiver T.Y. Hilton could certainly understand it if the Colts rarely pull Allen from the offensive huddle. 

“For his size and the things he’s doing?” Hilton said. “It’s incredible. I haven’t seen anyone like him. Running over people, he can block, and his route running is phenomenal.”

Colts' fans should be extremely excited to see a guy like Allen on the roster, giving Luck another safety blanket. Not only will Allen be a safe, possibly even dynamic, option to throw to, but he should provide needed aid in the blocking department as well, something that will be appreciated with a suspect offensive line. 

But it seems the guy who will be most excited will be Bruce Arians, who will have a plethora of options with guys like Allen and Fleener on the roster. Not only are they versatile, but having them take up space down the seam should help open things up for speedsters T.Y. Hilton, LaVon Brazill, and Donnie Avery down the sideline. 

Kuharsky sums it up perfectly:

It’s probably too gushing a review off a small sample, but even this cynic is having trouble resisting … 

Allen looks like he was built for this offense.

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