Make no mistake, a NFL prospect’s resume is his game tape. Past on-field performance, medical history and character background reign supreme when trying to evaluate players. But what happens here at the Combine is important, too, otherwise this event wouldn’t be such a big deal.
With that said, Notre Dame’s Tyler Eifert had a strong performance on Saturday at the Combine and now may be on his way to solidifying his status as this class’ top TE.
“I think with the tight ends, the day has belonged to Tyler Eifert,” NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock said.
We are prohibited from posting results of Combine testing, so to see specific numbers you’ll have to click here. But Eifert, who measured in at 6-5½, 250 pounds and won the Mackey Award as the nation’s top tight end last season, ran well in the 40-yard dash, posting the 2nd-best time among his position group, and he also ranked 2nd in the high jump, broad jump and 60-yard shuttle. Eifert was 1st in the 3-cone drill and 3rd in the bench press.
It should also be noted that Stanford’s Zach Ertz also had a solid day on Saturday. Last year it was another Stanford TE – Coby Fleener – who was the first TE off the board. Can Ertz match his former teammate and be the first off the board, too? Eifert may make that a tall task.
“If you’re talking about a potential first-round draft pick amongst Eifert, Ertz and (San Diego State’s Gavin) Escobar, I think (Eifert) had the best day from a measurable perspective.”
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