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Notre Dame’s Eifert The Draft’s Top Tight End?

Posted by Mike Wobschall on February 23, 2013 – 4:34 pm

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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17 Responses to “Notre Dame’s Eifert The Draft’s Top Tight End?”

  1. By Spencer on Feb 23, 2013 | Reply

    Good prospect, but we don’t need him.

  2. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 23, 2013 | Reply

    Patterson 6′ 3

    http://www.nfl.com/draft/2013/profiles/cordarrelle-patterson?id=2540145

  3. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 23, 2013 | Reply

    http://www.utsports.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/cordarrelle_patterson_809008.html

  4. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 23, 2013 | Reply

    http://espn.go.com/college-football/player/_/id/532092/cordarrelle-patterson

  5. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 23, 2013 | Reply

    Shall I post more? That is TN itself, nfl.com and ESPN– do you need more on Patterson’s height? Do ya, Parkway?

  6. By Spencer on Feb 23, 2013 | Reply

    How tall does Parkway think Cordarrelle is?

  7. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 23, 2013 | Reply

    By Parkway on Feb 23, 2013 | Reply
    Official weigh in of Patterson is:
    Cordarrelle Patterson
    Tennessee
    6-2
    216





    31.68
    9.08

  8. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 23, 2013 | Reply

    By Parkway on Feb 23, 2013 | Reply
    And actually according to rotoworld:
    Tennessee WR Cordarrelle Patterson checked in 6-foot-1 7/8 and 216 pounds at Friday’s Combine weigh-in.
    ——————————————————–
    What is rotoworld? Robocop’s new hangout outside Detroit?

  9. By Spencer on Feb 23, 2013 | Reply

    Are y’all seriously arguing over an inch? I know size matters, but c’mon…

  10. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 23, 2013 | Reply

    No Spencer– it is just Parkway’s subtle digs — you know how he acts. I am merely pointing out that my sources say different than his– and can you really argue with ESPN, NFL.COM, and Patterson’s college site? Know your sources– credibility counts in good writing.

  11. By Spencer on Feb 23, 2013 | Reply

    Fair enough.

  12. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 23, 2013 | Reply

    Sounds like something from a dating forum:

    By Spencer on Feb 23, 2013 | Reply
    Are y’all seriously arguing over an inch? I know size matters, but c’mon…

  13. By WRHopkins2013 on Feb 23, 2013 | Reply

    It was Carl K who commented on the “official stats” on Patterson…

    That is why the combine is so important…Players lie to the media on their height and weights…
    The combine gets the correct info to the coaching staffs..Along with complete physicals and x rays…

    One inch is a big deal…To some scouts…Just like fans will think a guy who runs a 4.45 forty time….Is a lot faster than a guy who runs 4.52 ???…

    Even though the guy who runs the 4.45 might only have been a WR in college for one season (Patterson)…Lacks experience and physicality…And drop pass attempts…Fans will want Patterson…

    Over a Hopkins…Who has great hands, runs fantastic routes, and get great separation, not to mention uses his body really well to fight for the football……

  14. By WRHopkins2013 on Feb 23, 2013 | Reply

    If the Vikings drop Carlson…

    T Eifert would be an excellent selection with the 23rd pick in the first round of the draft !!!…

    Eifert will have a higher ranking coming out of the draft than Rudolf…And having 2 TE’s on the Vikings team with that kind of talent…
    Could raise some he!!… ;-)

  15. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 23, 2013 | Reply

    Valid points Hopkins.

  16. By Brad S on Feb 26, 2013 | Reply

    Vikings might have to bite the billet on Carlson this year, and have to keep him. Selecting a tightend in the first round is very rare and the Vikings have more glaring needs to fill. There’s a tightend that vikings need to look at in the later rounds Travis Kelce.

  17. By norsejeremyw on Feb 26, 2013 | Reply

    Hopefully, J. Carlson can step up this year, or somethin~ I was hoping that he being a MN-boy could make things happen~ Something’s got to happen here. I agree, tho if we had two great TE’s, wow, stuff will happen~ :)

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