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Cardinals take Notre Dame tight end Niklas in second round

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...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals draft Troy Niklas in second round

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 draft page: STRENGTHS: Prototypical build for today’s matchup nightmare at tight end. Excellent height, long arms and a well-built frame. Experience on...
Via cover32 - Cardinals
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Draft Prospect Profile: TE Troy Niklas

Player Information: 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.” STATS NFL Combine: 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...
April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Draft Prospect: Troy Niklas

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. About:  The 6’6, 270 pound Niklas was an outside linebacker his freshman season at Notre Dame. Before his sophomore...
Via Turn On The Jets
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Notre Dame announces $400 million stadium project

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...
Via Sports-Glory
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Notre Dame's Troy Niklas to enter NFL Draft, skip senior season

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  |  Discuss

Video: An Egregious Targeting Call Against Stanford Helped Set Up A Notre Dame Touchdown

The targeting rule in college football needs to be changed, plain and simple. Tonight, we saw another horrible flag thrown, this time against Stanford as the Cardinal take on Notre Dame. Irish QB Tommy Rees passed to tight end Troy Niklas in the flat, who looked to turn and run toward the end zone. As he was making his cut, Niklas slipped while Stanford cornerback Alex Carter was...
Via College Spun
November 30, 2013  |  Discuss

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