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A quick summary

Davis Allen is a huge 6-foot-6 250-pound tight end from Clemson University. He played a full four years of college football, and his production was what you might expect from a late Round 5 rookie selection. But that is not to say that he was hapless in the passing game. In fact, he developed into a reliable receiver for the Clemson Tigers over his collegiate career. By graduation, he has amassed 88 receptions for 951 yards and 12 touchdowns.

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The Rams entered the 2023 offseason looking for competition to develop at tight end over blocking assignments. Unfortunately, it will take either a soothsayer or a ouiji board to determine who the better blocking tight end will be. That is due to the fact that both tight ends Hunter Long and Davis Allen fell to injury, and were neutralized throughout training camp.

The Rams can review NFL videos of Hunter Long to get a feel for how well he will play when the season starts. But there is no such option for rookie Davis Allen, who has plunged to the bottom of the initial LA Rams depth chart as a result. Of course, a hamstring injury is nothing to fool with. Unless the Rams manage his workload correctly, rookie TE Davis Allen could experience an even more severe injury that could sideline him for the entire 2023 NFL season.

For now, the Rams have him buried on the depth chart. That may or may not stand if and when Allen can throw on the pads and join his teammates. But it's clearly a hole that he has fallen into, and with so many new faces competing to get noticed, he will need to truly stand out in practices and preseason games to have any shot of sticking on the LA Rams roster for the 2023 NFL season.

Injury is not the fault of Davis Allen. It simply is incredibly disappointing that his NFL career starts out with a deficit.