Jan 5, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish tight end Tyler Eifert (80) speaks to the media on media day for the 2013 BCS Championship game at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Notre Dame TE Tyler Eifert To Enter 2013 NFL Draft

The 2013 NFL Draft tight end class is shaping up to be a good one. Just a day after Stanford tight end Zach Ertz made himself eligible for the 2013 NFL Draft, Notre Dame Fighting Irish tight end Tyler Eifert is set to do the same.

Eifert will be giving up his final year of eligibility to enter April’s draft. Eifert made the announcement shortly after the Irish fell to Alabama in the national championship game.

The Notre Dame tight end is considered by many to be the top tight end in the draft.

Eifert set many school tight end records during his time at Notre Dame and led the team in receiving this past season with 50 catches for 685 yards and four touchdown.

At 6-foot-5,252 pounds, Eifert is a match up nightmare for linebackers and safeties and has continued to develop as a blocker. If he can keep improving that aspect of his game, Eifert will be a first-round pick. If teams doubt his blocking ability, he should still hear his name called in the early portion of round two.

You can stay up to date with the latest underclassmen declarations with our 2013 NFL Draft Underclassmen Declarations Tracker.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/gene.gambuzza Gene Gambuzza

    Jeff Ireland GM of the Miami Dolphins are you paying attention? Round 2..make this pick move up or pick him at the allocated pick if available