Tyler Eifert   #85 TE

Height: 6-6   Weight: 255   Age: 28

Born: 9/8/1990 Fort Wayne , IN

College: Notre Dame

Experience: 6th season

High School: Bishop Dwenger HS [Fort Wayne, IN]









Draft 2013

Pick No.21

Selected By: Cincinnati Bengals

Round: 1

Pick (Overall): 21 (21)

Pick Analysis: Some thought an average tight end class would push the tall, athletic Eifert into the 2012 NFL Draft as a redshirt sophomore. After all, it was the decision of Kyle Rudolph to leave a season early for the 2011 NFL Draft (he was picked in the second round by the Vikings) that opened the door for Eifert to become a star. And while a freshman at quarterback hurt his production as a junior, he still led the team in receiving in 2012 with a team-best 50 catches for 685 yards and four touchdowns, winning the Mackey Award as the nation's top tight end. Eifert decided to skip his final season of eligibility and enter the 2013 NFL Draft.

The son of former Purdue basketball player Greg Eifert led all FBS tight ends with 63 grabs for 803 yards in 2011, and his five touchdowns made him a nice red-zone complement to first-round receiver Michael Floyd. Even with Rudolph starting ahead of him in 2010, Eifert made enough of an impact (27 catches, 352 yards, two touchdowns) as a redshirt freshman to earn the team's Offensive Newcomer of the Year award.


Video Playlist

  1. 2013 Draft profile: Tight End Tyler Eifert , Notre Dame

    Published: April 17, 2013 at 06:40 p.m.

    A look at the college highlights of Notre Dame tight end Tyler Eifert.

  2. 2013 NFL Scouting Combine: Tyler Eifert

    Published: Feb. 23, 2013 at 04:37 p.m.

    Watch Notre Dame tight end Tyler Eifert run the 40-yard dash at the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine.

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