Troy Niklas (TE), Notre Dame
6'6" | 270 lbs.
2nd round, 52th overall pick (Arizona Cardinals)
What scouts are saying:
"Displays good speed when running down the seam. Has flashed winning with breaking routes or bodying defensive backs at the catch point. A very good blocker for the position." (Josh Norris, Rotoworld)
"Big target over the middle and in the red zone. Athletic with flexible hips and knees to run the full tight end route tree. Bursts into routes and stretches the seam. Good hands. Has playmaking ability." (Nolan Narwocki, NFL.com)
"Seems to enjoy blocking, rocking opponents with an impressive initial punch and latching on to control throughout the play. Keeps his legs driving through contact." (Rob Rang, CBS Sports)
"If I was his father or I was his coach, I would try to impress upon him that he should try to become the best blocker he can. He'll make a lot of money for a lot of years." (Mike Mayock, NFL Network)