TROY NIKLAS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Notre Dame tight end Troy Niklas met with Ravens

With Dennis Pitta and Owen Daniels signed to contracts this offseason, the Ravens are well-equipped when it comes to pass-catching tight ends. What they don't have on the roster is a traditional blocking tight end in the mold of Notre Dame's Troy Niklas. The draft prospect recently visited the Ravens, according to a league source. He has also visited the Buffalo Bills....
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Draft A Scout's Eye View: Troy Niklas TE Notre Dame

Troy Niklas TE Notre DameMeasurables: 6'6 270 34 1/8" arms 10" handsTesting Results: DNR 40 yard dash, 27 bench reps (225 lbs), 32" vertical, 114" broad jump, 4.55 20 yard shuttle, 7.57 3 cone drillScouting Notes: An outstanding physical speciman, ideal size and body type for the tight end position, big well proportioned build with long strong arms and big...
Via Football Nation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers 2014 Draft: TE’s C.J. Fiedorowicz and Troy Niklas Should Be Considered in Round 2

The Green Bay Packers have a couple a glaring needs to be filled as they enter the 2014 NFL Draft. One of those need positions is at safety, where a new influx of talent is desperately needed. The other need is at tight end and if the Packers can land their safety in round one of the draft, round two will provide the perfect opportunity to address it. Obviously, the Packers current...
Via The Packers Guru
7 days ago  |  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 TE Troy Niklas declares for the draft

It hasn't been an easy offseason for Brian Kelly. Both of his coordinators have accepted head coaching jobs elsewhere. His best defensive linemen are going pro. Just this week, junior wideout Davaris Daniels was suspended for the spring semester for academic reasons. But things still only got tougher Thursday when junior tight end Troy Niklas also declared for the draft, joining...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 10, 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...
Via AP on Fox
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Notre Dame's Niklas is intimidating tight end

Notre Dame tight end Troy Niklas is an intimidating figure at 6-foot-6 and 270 pounds and a physique so impressive former teammate Manti Te'o nicknamed him ''Hercules.'' Off the field, though, the mere mention of Niklas' name brings a smile to teammates' faces because of his offbeat character. ''He's definitely a goofball, but a great guy...
Via AP on Fox
November 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Notre Dame TE Niklas near school TD record

(Eds: APNewsNow. With AP Photos.) By TOM COYNE Associated Press Notre Dame tight end Troy Niklas is a touchdown catch away from tying a school record. The 6-foot-6, 270-pound junior has five touchdown catches as No. 24 Notre Dame (7-2) heads into Saturday's game at Pittsburgh (4-4). The school record is six TD catches by Ken MacAfee in winning the national title in 1977. Niklas...
Via AP on Fox
November 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Notre Dame TE Troy Niklas, Known As ‘Hercules’, Reveals His Max Bench Press

Troy isn’t afraid to strike a pose One reason for that is his play on the field — Niklas has two touchdown receptions in the team’s first two games and currently averages 71 yards per game. Another reason is the 6-foot-7, 270-pound converted linebacker’s larger-than-life personality. Niklas, who is nicknamed “Hercules,” has gained a reputation as one of the team’s strongest...
Via College Spun
September 14, 2013  |  Discuss
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