Tyler Eifert’s receiving and blocking potential puts him among the best tight end prospects in recent drafts. He’s the kind of player to build a passing game around.
COMPARES TO: Heath Miller, TE, Steelers – While more athletic than Miller, Eifert has a similar skill-set with his ability to make tough catches in tight spaces, winning one-on-one situations. Also has the speed to be a threat vertically or down the seam.
The Cincinnati Bengals’ offense looks like it’s going to get even better after picking Notre Dame tight end Tyler Eifert with the 21st overall pick of the NFL draft.
Eifert is regarded as the top tight end in this draft and was a big part of Notre Dame’s offense’s success.
The skinny: Eifert adds another option for Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton to throw to, which is beginning to become one of the top offenses in the AFC North. Eifert will join Jermaine Gresham at tight end, with A.J. Green outside at receiver. An embarrassment of riches is beginning to pile up in Cincinnati.
The following is a video breakdown of Eifert by Erick Ward, Senior Web Producer at the Northwest Herald: