Oct 20, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (18) congratulates tight end Tyler Eifert (85) after catching a pass for a touchdown during the third quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports
Coming out of Notre Dame, Tyler Eifert was labeled as a big, athletic, precise route runner that would have no problem playing at the next level. When the Bengals took him in the first round, many thought they had just found their version of Jimmy Graham.
While injuries have been the main issue keeping Eifert from producing as expected, this year he must stay healthy. Going into his third NFL season, with the Bengals not having much of anything behind him, there seems to be more pressure for him to produce than ever.
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