Nov. 17, 2012; South Bend, IN, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish tight end Tyler Eifert (80) catches a pass as Wake Forest Demon Deacons linebacker Mike Olson (41) defends in the third quarter at Notre Dame Stadium. Eifert set a record for most catches by a Notre Dame tight end on the play. Notre Dame won 38-0. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame Fighting Irish: 2013 NFL Draft Player Profile

Height:  6’6″

Weight:  251 pounds

Position Rank: 1st

Drafted By: Cincinnati Bengals (1st round, 21st overall)

40 Yard Dash:  4.65

Bench Press:  22

Vertical Jump:  35.5″

Broad Jump:  9’11”

20-Yard Shuttle: 4.32


Career Stats

2012 44 624 14.2 38 4 0 0 0.0 0 0
2011 63 803 12.7 38 5 0 0 0.0 0 0
2010 27 352 13.0 39 2 0 0 0.0 0 0

Scouting Report/Player Notes

Eifert has all of the attributes you look for in a dominant tight end, as a receiver at least. He has great length as well as athletic ability, and he is a nightmare to cover in the red zone. As a junior in 2011, Eifert had 803 yards on 63 catches, including five touchdowns. He’s got a slower start to the 2012 season, but the Irish are successful and he is a big reason why. Does a good job going up and getting the ball at its highest point. Not a great blocker but a good one who will really improve in that area as he continues to get bigger and stronger. Usually sure-handed, and should be one of the first tight ends drafted in the 2013 draft.

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