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Prospect Profile: Tyler Eifert

Posted Mar 12, 2013

Learn more about tight end prospect Tyler Eifert out of Notre Dame.

Prospect Profile: Tyler Eifert

In order to familiarize fans with some of the top names in the 2013 NFL Draft, Chargers.com will be highlighting a different prospect each weekday leading up to the first day of the draft on April 25th.

We continue the series with a scouting report of Notre Dame tight end Tyler Eifert.

Name:  Tyler Eifert
School: Notre Dame
Height: 6-foot-5
Weight: 250 LBS
Position: Tight End

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More and more, the tight end is becoming an important weapon in an offense’s arsenal.  As a result, Notre Dame’s Tyler Eifert finds himself in the envious position of being a highly touted prospect at an increasingly coveted position.

Eifert had a strong junior season with the Fighting Irish and decided to forgo his senior year in order to enter the NFL Draft.  He led Notre Dame in receiving with a team-high 50 catches for 685 yards and four touchdowns.  In the process, he won the Mackey Award which is given to the nation’s top tight end.  Eifert also shone on the biggest stage as he was one of the few Notre Dame players to play well in the BCS National Championship game.  He caught six balls for 61 yards in the blowout loss to Alabama. Overall, Eifert recorded 140 receptions for 1,840 yards and 11 touchdowns over three years in South Bend.

Stronger at catching passes compared to his blocking, Eifert attacks the ball in the air, using his 6-foot-5, 250-pound frame to shield defenders and catch the pigskin.  In fact, he might be at his very best when tasked with wrestling the ball away from a crowd. He’s very versatile, effective lining up out wide, in the slot as well as coming out as an in-line blocker.  

Eifert comes across very impressive on tape, and his performance at February’s NFL Combine confirmed what many pundits and scouts already believed – that Eifert has a knack for making big plays at a position that is becoming more and more important.

Combine Metrics
40-yard Dash: 4.68
Bench Press: 22 reps
Vertical Jump: 35.5 inches
Broad Jump: 119.0 inches
3-Cone Drill: 6.92

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