STRENGTHS - Eifert has the height and bulk NFL teams love for the TE position. He is a very smooth athlete capable of running precise route and creating natural separation off his breaks against LBs playing man coverage. He is a physical, explosive player with the ball in the air that consistently demonstrates the ability to adjust his body and high point the ball to secure catches in traffic while absorbing heavy hits. He is a competitive runner after the catch and a willing blocker that demonstrates natural lower body flexibility and foot quickness.
WEAKNESSES - While a fluid athlete, Eifert lacks explosive vertical speed and has to rely on his size, physicality and competitiveness to create separation against defensive backs. While a competitive blocker, he tends to bend at the waist instead of his knees, which causes him to fall off blockers early in space. Despite showing natural fluidity while making cuts he has a tendency to get too high on his breaks which limits his ability to accelerate and create consistent separation.
SUMMARY - Tyler Eifert is an impressive physical specimen that is ready to make an instant impact in the NFL. He has the size, fluidity and physicality to run strong routes and create consistent separation against LBs, and possesses the body control to adjust to balls outside of his frame. He has soft hands that allow him to pluck the ball away from his body naturally, and consistently wins 50/50 balls because of his explosive leaping ability and strength at the POA. While he is an inconsistent blocker because of his tendency to get too far out front of himself and lose his balance, he is a willing combatant at the LOS and shows the ability to use his size and natural quickness to get his feet around and seal his man out when playing in-line. Eifert is a matchup nightmare capable of playing in-line or flexed out in the slot and is ready to make huge plays in the passing game for whichever team drafts him in the 1st round.