With the college football season ending, that means the NFL Draft is going to be right around the corner. Of course we have to get through those bowl games and the rest of the regular season and the playoffs, but hey, why not have some speculation now about who the New York Giants might be targeting in the first round of the NFL Draft. I’m going to suggest Notre Dame Tight End Tyler Eifert.
The Mackey Award Winner actually had a little bit worse of a season than he did last year, however he was an important cog in the offense for Notre Dame. Eifert had 44 catches, for 625 yards and four touchdowns with somewhat questionable quarterback play from Everett Golson and Tommy Rees.
This pick could work out in a couple of ways. First of all, Martellus Bennett may and probably will want a bigger contract than he got last year, considering he proved himself as a capable starting tight end in the NFL. The Giants may look to take some of that money and re-invest in the offensive line or at linebacker.
If they intend to keep Martellus, they could still draft Eifert. If you look around the league, there are a few teams that go with multiple receiving tight ends, something that could help the Giants in the redzone. Eifert is 6’6” and someone Eli Manning could just throw the fade to towards the end-zone in the same vein as he used to with Plaxico Burress.
Will he get to the Giants pick? Maybe. However, he’s going to be speculated as a target of there’s and there’s a chance it could be a pretty good move for them.