Durham Smythe


Ever since an impressive showing during bowl practice last December, Notre Dame tight end Durham Smythe has drawn praise from coach Brian Kelly.


The circumstances came as a bit of a surprise, but Notre Dame is looking toward Ben Koyack as its top tight end this year.


2013 review: Troy Niklas stepped in for Tyler Eifert and caught five touchdowns, all the while proving to be a solid blocker too.


Troy Niklas' decision to forgo his senior season and enter the NFL Draft certainly was a surprise, but Notre Dame appears to have enough depth and talent at tight end to avoid a significant dropof


The string of successful Notre Dame tight ends may not end with Troy Niklas.