Scouting Report: Chase Allen

Scouting Report: Chase Allen

January 14, 2016

Nixa (MO) Nixa tight end Chase Allen (#16)

Name: Chase Allen
Height: 6’7″
Weight: 224 lbs.
High school: Nixa (MO) Nixa
Position: Tight end
Class: 2016

Notes: Holds offers from Florida State, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa State, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, UCF, UNLV, Western Kentucky . . . Rivals 3-star, #38 TE . . . 247 Sports 3-star, 87 grade, #30 TE, #702 overall . . . Claims 4.7 forty . . . 31″ vertical . . . 230 lb. bench press

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Strengths: Long-limbed frame . . . Great height to create mismatches . . . Good leaping ability . . . Excellent at high-pointing ball . . . Catches ball well with hands outside his frame . . . Above average speed to separate from linebackers . . . Tracks ball well and adjusts well in flight . . . Able to split out wide or in the slot . . . As an in-line tight end, able to release low off line of scrimmage . . . Shows good knee bend for drive blocking at first level . . . Good enough lateral quickness to latch onto second-level defenders . . . Willing blocker who understands angles and body position . . . Slippery runner after catch

Weaknesses: Very thin right now . . . Needs time for body to develop . . . Needs to develop more of a nasty streak to finish blocks in the run game . . . Raw route runner . . . Can take false steps when releasing off line of scrimmage . . . Needs to improve lower body strength . . . Should break more tackles with added weight/strength

Projection: Tight end. Allen is a player who has the length and speed to be a good defensive end down the road, too, but his best spot right now is tight end. He has great size for the position, and when you combine that with his leaping ability, defensive backs are going to have a very hard time covering him. As for linebackers, he could be outmuscled early on in his career, but he’s fast enough to lose linebackers, especially if they don’t maintain proper eye discipline. I see the athletic ability and willingness to be a good blocker, but his strength is lacking and so is his technique. Overall, he looks like a very raw player in many facets, but one with enough athleticism to succeed once he has some time to develop his body and fundamentals.

Reminds me of: Ian Bunting. Bunting was another thin, wide receiver type who signed with Michigan. He hasn’t been a huge factor at Michigan through his redshirt freshman year, but he looks like the heir apparent to Jake Butt and has caught a few balls so far. I would say that Allen is a stronger blocker at this stage than Bunting was.


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    Joined: 8/13/2015
    Jan 14, 2016 at 7:44 AM

    His basketball film is very worthwhile watching too.

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