Making a ‘big impression,’ Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert is doing ‘really well’ in Cincinnati

Tyler Eifert will soar as a Bengal in Cincinnati.

Making a “big impression” during organized team activities, Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton is looking forward to targeting rookie tight end Tyler Eifert in 2013.

Taken out of Notre Dame 21st overall, the 22-year-old Eifert has been positioned “all over the field” and will be used in two-tight end sets with Jermaine Gresham.

“From Day 1 nothing has seemed too big for him,” said Dalton, 25, a 2011 Pro Bowl selection who has tossed 47 touchdowns, against 29 picks, for 7,067 yards. “It’s like ‘you want to go do this, OK I’ll go do this.’ He does it really well. That’s why we picked him with the first pick, and he’s really well-deserving.”

Able to complete the 40-yard dash in 4.68 seconds, Eifert is the most statistically productive tight end in Fighting Irish history.

A 2012 Second Team All-American, the 6-foot-6, 250 pound Eifert caught 140 pigskins for 1,840 yards and 11 scores in 37 games as an Irishman.

As a solid blocker with good footwork and physicality, Eifert has the wheels to outrun defenders in the secondary and snag poor throws by adjusting to the ball.

Fortunately for Cincinnati and the native Indianan, Dalton is an extremely accurate passer who will be able to connect with Eifert on the run.

Going 10-6 and qualifying for the playoffs in consecutive campaigns for the first time since 1982, Eifert will earn NFL paychecks for many seasons.

Relocating from South Bend to “The Queen City,” nothing will be “too big for” Tyler Eifert as a Bengal on the gridiron.

facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedinby feather
rssby feather
This entry was posted in Football and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply