It’s finally here! The 2013 NFL Draft is underway and after a strange start with 7 offensive lineman in the first 20 picks, the Cincinnati Bengals pick is finally in. After what seemed like an age from the Bengals announcing their choice was in and the pick actually being announced, the Cincinnati Bengals have chosen Notre Dame tight end Tyler Eifert.
I have made quite a few articles in the defense of this selection over the past number of weeks. For one, Eifert makes a great blocking tackle addition to an already strong offensive line. The second, and most important point here is that the Bengals now have two extremely talented pass catching tight ends that will be able to launch a new era of play to Cincinnati, implementing the two tight end system. The duo of Jermaine Gresham and Eifert will be able to keep the defense busy all day long, leaving room for A.J. Green to work his magic down the field. At this point, the offense seems quite unstoppable. This offense has worked tremendously for the New England Patriots over the last few seasons with a tremendous duo in Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez, but the key element in this is something that the Patriots haven’t had over the last few seasons, a wide receiver who can stretch the field and is highly capable of making huge down-field plays. Green will be the Bengals cherry on top of this offense next season.
Next stop will be tomorrow, when the Bengals are likely to choose a running back, solidifying the Bengals offense for years to come. Here, the Bengals will likely have their pick of running backs as they have the 37th pick of the draft. The Bengals seem very keen on running back Giovani Bernard, although there has been strong indication over the last few days, that the Bengals will select Alabama running back Eddie Lacey. The answer to that question will come quite early tomorrow.
For more information on Tyler Eifert check out his 2013 NFL Draft Profile here!