Originally Posted by 76Texan
I've watched tons of games of the Fighting Irish the last two years.
Eifert is at least as good as Graham was (at Wisconsin), I would say better - in blocking (though Graham has improved a lot since then.)
Eifert is already better than O.D. in this department.
People wants a TE drafted in the first round to prove his worth in all facets of the game; that's what it is.
But Eifert is better than Fleener (Stanford) at blocking.
And once again, Fleener & Elfert are touted for their pass catching skills & not their blocking skills. Eifert admitted it so I'm not sure why you are in denial. I think he knows where he needs to improve his own game & he's on record w/ it. I never said Eifert wasn't good, but he's not what the Texans need which very similar to Fleener last season.
Considering OD is playing in the NFL & has performed at a high level over the years & Eifert has yet to step on an NFL field, I think its a bit foolish to say Eifert has surpassed OD in any aspect of the game. How about we let Eifert get at least an NFL practice in before we say he is surpassing others who are proven...in the NFL. Just a thought...
I never said the Texans wouldn't draft a TE, but the need is down the list & thus the position could be drafted later in the draft & still get a quality player such as McDonald out of Rice. I simply don't see TE getting drafted prior to the 4th round when its said & done.