Tight End Tyler Eifert
Arm length: 33 1/8”
Hand: 9 1/8”
40 time: 4.68
- Versatile TE, capable of lining up inline, in the slot, split out wide, or even in the backfield in an H-back role.
- Very good receiving tight end with natural hands
- Has really good speed and is capable of stretching the field and getting yards after the catch.
- Excellent frame that gives him an advantage against shorter linebackers and safeties
- Great all-around athlete finished in the top 5 in every TE workout drill at Combine
- Smart tight end who will work back to his quarterback when he’s in trouble
- Physical when he has the ball, doesn’t go down easily
- Showed big improvement as a blocker in 2012
- Doesn’t always secure the ball as tightly as he should, could be a problem at the next level.
- Needs to be a more consistent route runner, was good in college but needs to get even better
- Wasn’t much of a blocker before last year, at the next level he’ll need to continue to improve.
Eifert has separated himself as the top tight end on the draft board and should hear his name called in the first round. While he may never be a dominant blocker he should be good enough to be considered a two-way tight end. His best attributes though are with his receiving abilities, which appear to be at the top level. He should be quickly able to become a major target for a team and is among the safest pass catchers (receiver or tight end) a team can invest in this Draft.