Sky Sports analyses Notre Dame’s Michael Mayer, who has asserted himself as the leading tight end in the nation ahead of next April’s 2023 NFL Draft; You can watch Mayer and Notre Dame host Clemson live on Sky Sports NFL from 11.30pm this Saturday
Michael Mayer has got it all, in spades. And the Notre Dame polar bear is primed to bring it as one of the 2023 NFL Draft’s certified sure-things and next glossy addition to the league’s tight end fraternity.
Notre Dame Stadium would previously salute a chunk gain or touchdown from Mayer by playing the chilling Michael Myers piano theme song from the Halloween horror movies. The premise being ironic fun, the connotations of devastating supremacy being no joke.
He has compiled a convincing case as the premier tight end in the country, eclipsing school records, repaying the faith of an expectation-burdening ‘Baby Gronk’ nickname and playing his way towards high first-round pick territory come next April.
Just this week he was one of just two tight ends alongside Georgia’s Brock Bowers to be named among 20 semi-finalists for the Maxwell Award, recognising the top player in college football. More on Bowers to come at a later date, because the kid is a marvel.
Shape-shifting tight ends that can morph between oversized bully pass-catcher and power run plough remain in trend, the Travis Kelces and George Kittles of the league transforming the financial appreciation of said value while Kyle Pitts and his unicorn horn stand to be the latest model of sought-after behemoths capable of dancing between X, Y and Z roles. Mayer’s application checks out.