Tyler Eifert Is Quickly Becoming the NFL’s Next Elite Tight End

September 26, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert has never lacked talent. He also hasn’t lacked speed or reliable, vacuum-like hands that suck back contested balls in traffic.
There’s also no shortage of athletic ability with him, especially when the 6’6”, 250-pound former Notre Dame standout is running deep down the seam. What was missing before this season then? Luck, mostly.
He’s the same guy we saw in 2013. Now we’re just going to see a whole lot more of him in 2015. So much more that, assuming he stays healthy, Eifert could quickly emerge as one of the NFL’s premier tight ends.
"He's not really a different guy,” NFL Network analyst Brian Baldinger said recently, per the Sporting News' Vinnie Iyer. “He had tremendous ball skills at Notre Dame, and a great ability to adjust to the football at his size. It's a rare combination that makes him very hard to cover. It was just a matter of time."
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