While the fan base was waiting for an outside linebacker, a quarterback or an offensive tackle, the Cardinals filled one of their biggest needs on offense with their first pick of the second round, taking Notre Dame tight end Troy Niklas.
Niklas is huge at 6-foot-6, 270 pounds and will fill a need for a blocking tight end after Jim Dray departed in free agency, signing a three-year...
The Arizona Cardinals have taken Notre Dame tight end Troy Niklas with the 52nd overall pick in the NFL Draft. Niklas, a monster at 6’6 and 270 pounds should make a solid impact right away on the team.
From his CBS Sports.com draft page:
STRENGTHS: Prototypical build for today’s matchup nightmare at tight end. Excellent height, long arms and a well-built frame. Experience on...
Selection: Troy Niklas, TE, Notre DameI think this is a great selection for the Cardinals. Tight end wasn't their biggest need, but Arians loves tight ends, and Niklas has a ton of potential. Some people had him sneaking into the end of round one, so grabbing him in the second half of round two is great value. He will help out Carson Palmer right away and will develop into a great...
Troy Niklas, TE, Notre Dame, 6-6, 270 pounds
Hometown: Fullerton, CA
Troy Niklas’ physique is so imposing that his teammates have nicknamed him “Hercules.”
40 time: 4.84
Vertical jump: 32″
225 lb. bench: 27 reps
Broad jump: 9’06″
News and Notes:
Began his career at Notre Dame as an outside linebacker and started one game as a...
The tight end group is currently under the spotlight as I continue to breakdown 2014 NFL Draft prospects. With the Jets need at tight end more apparent than ever, I recently took a look at Eric Ebron. Next up is Troy Niklas, a mammoth of a prospect out of Notre Dame.
The 6’6, 270 pound Niklas was an outside linebacker his freshman season at Notre Dame. Before his sophomore...
The University of Notre Dame announced Wednesday the construction of more than 750,000 square feet in three new buildings attached to the west, east and south sides of the University’s 84-year-old football stadium, at a projected cost of $400 million. “The integrated nature of this project will maintain the compact walkability of campus, facilitate deeper connection and collaboration...
Notre Dame tight end Troy Niklas will skip his senior season and enter the NFL Draft, the fourth Irish player to announce he is leaving with a year of eligibility left.
Michael Bertsch, Notre Dame's director of football media relations, confirmed on Friday the 6-foot-7, 270-pound junior from Fullerton, Calif., has informed coach Brian Kelly of his decision.
''I have made the very...
Via AP on Fox
January 10, 2014