Draft Profile: TE Troy Niklas

FoxSports.com profiles Notre Dame tight end Troy Niklas.




26 comments
kniff
kniff

Troy can evidently block well, and that is one area I can appreciate. With our beloved Oline (minus an already missed Austin Howard) in semi-dubios condition, additional pass protection for our QB corps from the TE dept.could make a real difference. Troy therefore, would be a welcomed addition to the Jets (at least at my house lol)

Don't know how much better or worse at blocking Ebron and Amaro are in comparison, but I'm still very much in favor of acquiring either one of these guys as well...

Can't wait for this draft man!!

Pat d
Pat d

Austin Seferian-Jenkins would be a better pick in the 2nd round. He had more production in his freshman year than Niklas did last year.

Brian Noel Juarbe
Brian Noel Juarbe

I would love getting Niklas in the second round. I've watched him play at Notre Dame and I think he's gonna be a solid pro player. Great blocker, tough over the middle and would be a killer in the red zone

twin
twin

reading the giants blog for the 1st time..... ny fans are similar.. a few fans wanna trade back with their 1st pick as well.. I THINK WE SHOULD TRADE BACK FROM OUR 18THPICK & acquire a 2nd & 3rd pick for our 18th pick!!!!!!

nyj_scott
nyj_scott

Is 3 plays really a highlight video? I might have made 3 good plays in my day...

twin
twin

THE WIZARD OF ID HAS SHUT DOWN ALL BLOGGERS!!1 HE HAS CAST HIS SPELL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

twin
twin

Lets all be happy Jets Fans.. We have a good visionary in our GM...& lets not forget hes an offensive minded GM. He played WR in college.. Eric Decker signing!!!

Zartan
Zartan

I like him better than all the other prospects at TE.  I like a TE that can block and catch when needed.

Wayno
Wayno

Im fine with Jets taking any Notre Dame player, only college that plays a real schedule every year. Who cares if you put up 100 yrds against East Holy Garbage U like most of these players

bklyndude
bklyndude

The Jets need a good TE.

I would take this kid and let our QB have a nice size target who can run and block as well as catch.

Hoz
Hoz

some say this kid have the most upside than any tight end in this draft in a couple of years, that remains to be seen.

Pat d
Pat d

No way

There will be some impact players there at 18. The later you pick the odds of bust go way up.

twin
twin

& of course take their 1st rd. pick,  whoever we trade with....

a57se
a57se

@nyj_scott  

If you want to see video of Niklas, go to Draft Breakdown......

yankspride
yankspride

@nyj_scott  

That's it.  There's not much to see on Niklas.  He was the backup TE to Eifert in 2012 and last year he didn't really figure much in ND's offense.

1969JAN12th
1969JAN12th

@Wayno  While I have all the respect in the world for the men and women of the armed forces who represent our nation around the world....Notre Dame plays the Naval Academy and the Air Force Academy, which are not exactly top ten football factories.

juunit
juunit

@Wayno  

That is the interesting thing about the SEC teams. They play the powerhouses, like Bama. And then they play Bama, except this time it's Alabama-Birmingham. Maybe they will eventually realize that parity is good for ratings and money and they'll re-order the conferences a bit. 

Bent
Bent moderator

@Wayno  Hey, that's where I went to school!

jma020
jma020

@Hoz  Ebron clearly has the most upside.

bob
bob

@Hoz


He looks like Heath Miller Steeler's Tight End.

Bytor
Bytor

@Bent @Wayno  Really? I figured you for an Oxford or Cambridge dude.

Zartan
Zartan

@jma020 @Hoz  I can be wrong but when i watched Ebron, he left himself open for some lethal hits. You get away in college but the NFL.... 

joemustgo
joemustgo

@bob @Hoz  I could live with that. He's the guy I wanted them to draft in '05 instead of trading for Doug freakin Jolley.

Zartan
Zartan

@jma020 @Zartan @Hoz  sorry bro, i see a Dustin Keller. Unless you have Veron Davis size/speed, i'm not into taking low IQ guys.

jma020
jma020

@Zartan @jma020 @Hoz  I never said he didn't have downside too.  But his ceiling has to be the highest, I don't think anyone would argue that.