Tyler Eifert Combine: Stud TE Shows Why He Is Worth a 1st-Round Pick

February 24, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

If anyone had any doubts about Tyler Eifert's stock as a first round selection in the 2013 NFL draft, he certainly addressed them Saturday. He hit the combine running and was quick to make an impression on scouts.
Coming into the draft combine, an argument could be made that Eifert and Stanford's Zach Ertz were 1a and 1b when it came to tight ends in this year's draft. Ertz and Eifert have similar builds and bring similar skill sets to the table.
The beauty of the combine is that we get to see the two battle it out side by side in a whole battery of athletic tests. After watching both perform, it's difficult to say that they are still even. Eifert wowed scouts.
First and foremost, he performed well in the most publicized event in the combine—the 40-yard dash. At 6'6", 251 lbs, his 4.68 time was really impressive. When compared to Ertz's 4.76, it was a huge step in proving that he's the more athletic option of the two.
He didn't just stop there either. He showe...

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