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Davis Allen speaks on ‘the big picture’ of Clemson’s offense

Max Knipstein, Contributor

Davis Allen (84) lines up pre-snap against South Carolina State in Memorial Stadium on Sept. 11, 2021.

Clemson’s tight end room is looking to make Senior tight end Davis Allen spoke to the media at fall camp on Aug. 23, 2022.
Allen spoke about the improvement the Clemson tight ends have made in the offseason when it comes to knowledge and understanding “the big picture”.
Allen also shed insight into his own personal improvement after recovering from a shoulder injury at the tail end of last season and the strengths he personally brings to the Clemson offense.
Allen believes that the expertise of tight ends coach Kyle Richardson has helped the tight ends make strides in this fall camp and in the offseason as a whole. Allen thinks that Richardson has directed the tight ends and the entire offense into understanding “the big picture” and possessing a heightened knowledge of the entire offense.
“We know everyone’s job,” Allen said. “We know who the o-line has. We know all of it.”
Allen shared with the media a level of confidence and assurance in the approach and attack of the Clemson offense.
After coming back from shoulder surgery following the Cheez-It Bowl last season, there were some questions surrounding how Allen felt coming into fall camp, as well as specific areas of his game he looks to target to reach that next echelon in performance next season.
Allen was questioned about his approach and mindset about the upcoming season and the changes he thought he should make in the weeks leading up to the season opener. Allen responded, “Everything.”
Allen went on to clarify stating, “I know I’m not the fastest guy out there. I know I’m not the fastest tight end. I know I’m not the strongest tight end. That drives me to really try to improve in every aspect of my game.”
Allen was asked what he believes is his most integral trait at tight end not just at Clemson but also a future career in the NFL.
“I kind of pride myself in my ability to do both. Be effective in the run game. Be effective in the pass game,” said Allen.
Allen was asked as to whether he looks at draft predictions and in response he simply answered, “No.” Allen believes that he needs to focus on the things he can control and he prides himself on making peace with what is not known about his football future.
With the tight end room filled with talent and depth, Allen wants to be an asset to the offense this season in whatever way that might be.
“I just want to be the best teammate I can possibly be,” said Allen. “Whatever I can do to help this offense succeed this year, that’s what I want to do.”
With Clemson’s depth at the tight end position and the coaching changes made in the offseason, there will much interest into the way Allen and the other tight ends perform at the season opener on September 5 at Georgia Tech.

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