Clemson TE Dwayne Allen to enter draft

Updated: January 7, 2012, 12:02 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Clemson's high-scoring offense is losing one of its most important weapons to the NFL.

All-American tight end Dwayne Allen said Friday night he's giving up his senior season to enter the NFL draft. Allen, the John Mackey Award winner this year as the nation's top tight end, is the top-ranked tight end by ESPN's Scouts Inc. and the No. 30 overall ranked player.

"I am basically turning professional because I feel I am ready," Allen said. "This is the appropriate time."

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