Tight Ends 1) Tyler Eifert School: Notre Dame, Jr. Height: 6’ 6” Weight: 251 lbs. 40-Yard Dash: 4.68
possession of the second half. The drive culminated in a touchdown and gave Notre Dame a lead they would never relinquish.
“is the complete package”
Despite leaving with a slight concussion in the fourth quarter, the strong all-around performance catapulted Eifert onto the 2012 scene.
2012 stats: 50 receptions, 685 speed to separate from defenders in yards, 4 TDs deep seam routes. In the run game, his blocking has improved over his collegiate career and will need to 2) Gavin Escobar continue to do so at the NFL level. School: San Diego State, Jr. Height: 6’ 6” He has a great feel in the passing Weight: 254 lbs. game, finds holes in coverage and 40-Yard Dash: 4.84 uses his soft hands to haul in the football.
50 receptions, 685 yards, 4 TDs
Aside from his individual talent, Eifert is the type of team-first player who will succeed in any NFL organization.
In a nutshell: Tyler Eifert is the complete package. The 22-year-old out of Notre Dame was a team captain, the John Mackey Award winner and will be the top tight end on most teams’ draft boards.
Rivalry game: Playing against Purdue for the Shillelagh Trophy early in the 2012 season, Eifert and Notre Dame powered past their in-state rival and set the tone for a spectacular season.
Eifert finished the day with four receptions for 98 yards, and his versatility was in full display. Lining up all over the field––wide, inline, in motion––he showcased his blockHis height and athleticism create ing as well as his big play ability. mismatches when lined up against With the game tied at seven after cornerbacks and safeties. the first half, Notre Dame quarterHe uses his big frame to make an back Everett Golson found Eifert for ideal red-zone target and has the passes of 22 and 25 yards on the first Perched atop a talented group of tight ends in this year’s Draft, Eifert is a versatile weapon who can line up all over the formation.
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42 receptions, 543 yards, 6 TDs
In a nutshell: Gavin Escobar is a multitalented tight end who can line up anywhere in the formation. His tall, lanky frame makes him an ideal CheeseheadTV.com
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