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I think it is pretty much a given he is a first round pick, early 2nd round worse case. However...
Is there any chance he pulls a Manti and returns next year? My assumption is no, since it hasn't come up.
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I'm pretty sure he pulled a Manti last year by staying. I think he is out of eligibility.
Nope, he still has one year of eligibility left. I am 95% sure he will not use it.
To OP, Eifert will most likely be an early-to-mid 2nd round pick.
^^ what he said.
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I'm not sure another year benefits Eifert as much as it did Te'o. Eifert is going to be the first or second tight end off the board whether it's this year or next year.
I think Te'o would have been a mid-to-late second-round pick last year. Now, he's potentially a top 10 pick, but at least a mid-first-rounder.
Everything has been already said here. The only thing I can add is that I dont think he will be the first TE picked. It will most likely be Zack Ertz. Eifert will be #2. :(
Heard that from Herbie, and I agree with it.
Eifert will also have his degree at the end of this year, if I'm not mistaken, which makes it a little bit of a different situation. Would certainly love to see him come back, but there's not really a benefit for him from a football standpoint... and if he's finished his degree, then he has met the academic goal as well.
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He will have won a National Championship so he hss less incentive to come back for "unfinished business"
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Manti didn't have his degree yet and came back. Eifert will already have his degree. No reason for him to stay
as most have said, no way he comes back. I'm hoping Cierre doesn't get the feedback he is hoping for from the NFL and comes back for one more year. Don't expect though.
IMO I think it depends on the individual. If it were me, I would stay. By staying, especially with an experienced QB, something that he has never had at ND. TE would catch close 200 passes. It took over 30yrs to break KM's record. TE's record would never be broken in 100yrs. Whether its 6 months or 18 months the money will still be there. The memories of winning a NC maybe once, or possibly twice will last a lifetime. Playing football for ND is way better than playing for any pro team. There's also the possibility of a Heisman Trophy. That just how I would see it.
IMO, I don't see Eifert in line for a Heisman (not that he doesn''t deserve one), but if Braxton or Johnny Football have a year like the one they had this year, they would be top choices. It seems like the talking heads like QBs, at least that seems the case this year.
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