Cincinnati Bengals first round pick Tyler Eifert is one of the top playmakers from the 2013 NFL Draft class. He was viewed very highly among the scouting community because of his versatility and the mismatches that he is able to create all over the field. With rookie minicamps underway, we can quickly see that the Bengals have big plans for Eifert and he will be a prominent figure in their offense.
Eifert spoke with the Columbus Dispatch after his first minicamp and said that he was being used at multiple positions all over the field.
“A lot of the things I’m learning are a lot of the same plays we had in with two tight ends — move me around in different positions,” Eifert said. “Today I was out in the slot quite a bit. I think I’m picking it up pretty fast.
“I think I picked it up better than I thought I would at first. It’s not a whole lot, but it’s definitely something new for me. I’m catching on pretty quickly and moving around quite a bit.”
Eifert will be used as an in-line tight end and a slot receiver. Wherever he lines up, he is a match up nightmare.
While rookie minicamps only give us a small taste of what to expect this upcoming season, we can see that the Bengals have a big role for Eifert in mind. That has to be great news for AJ Green, who will have less pressure on him to make all of the plays.