Friday, April 26, 2013
Tyler Eifert Is Now a Bengal, But Manti Te'o Still Waiting To Get His Name Called
With the 21st pick in the NFL Draft, the Cincinnati Bengals select Tyler Eifert Tight End from Notre Dame. As great as that sounded, that was the only highlight of the first night of the draft for Notre Dame. Manti Te'o somewhat surprisingly did not get selected in the first round. It was surprising because he was passed on three times by the Minnesota Vikings who supposedly had interest in him. Chicago was also a bit of a surprise since they have to replace Brian Urlacher. The same can be said for Baltimore needing to replace Ray Lewis.
Going into day two, it will be interesting to see where Te'o ends up. He could literally go anywhere at this point.
In the mean time, Eifert can make plans to go to Cincinnati. He has an opportunity to go into a good young offense led by Andy Dalton. He will compliment Jermaine Gresham at the tight end spot. Other offensive weapons on that team are wide receiver AJ Green and running back Benjarvus Green-Ellis. The addition of Eifert really makes this offense more explosive.
Congratulations and good luck to Eifert. Te'o will be off the board very soon as well. Other domers to watch for in the later rounds are Cierre Wood, Theo Riddick, Zeke Motta, and Robbie Toma. Good luck to all these former Irish stars.