Troy Niklas Scouting Report
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NFL Draft > 2014 Prospects > TE > Troy Niklas

Troy Niklas Scouting Report

Projected Draft Position
by FFToolbox Writers

FFToolbox's 4/23 Mock Draft Not selected  
Mark Niemi's 4/18 Mock Draft Not selected  
Mark Morales-Smith's 4/17 Mock Draft Not selected  
Matt De Lima's 4/10 Mock Draft Round 2: #11 by NYG
Ricky Dimon's 4/8 Mock Draft Not selected  
Rob Warner's 3/20 Mock Draft Not selected  

FFToolbox User Mock Drafts

3.6% used Troy Niklas in their first round mock.
The teams most often chosen were:
NE (25%), GB (17%), SEA (4%), WAS (4%)
Position: TE
Conference: Independent
School: Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Year/Status: Senior
Jersey Number: #85
Height & Weight: 6'6 - 259 lbs.
Draft Prediction: Second Round
Ranked #87 on our Top 100 Prospects Board

2014 NFL Combine Results
Bench press27
Broad jump114
Three-cone drill7.57
20-yard shuttle4.55
60-yard shuttle12.19

2014 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Troy Niklas, TE , Notre Dame

Yet another prototypical "Y" tight end out of Notre Dame, Niklas is one of this draft's better in-line blockers who can also contribute as a receiver. A well-balanced player with a long frame and surprising strength, the former outside linebacker is still learning to ins and outs of the position.

Great build and already has good musculature for a tight end. New to the position after making the move to TE during 2012's spring practice. Still developing his technique as a blocker. Good upper body strength. Needs to add power in his lower half. Has trouble anchoring down. Loses ground too easily and gets turned inside-out by power rushers. Decent knee bend. NFL pedigree.

Doesn't box out well considering his size. Needs to work on shielding with his frame in order to create separation to secure the catch. Average hands. Scouts are really focused on what he will be and not what he currently is at the moment. Draft stock soaring because of potential only.

Niklas projects as a late second to third round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.

FANTASY OUTLOOK: Unlikely to take off as a rookie. Still learning the position and very average with the ball in his hands. Really doesn't compare at all to his predecessor, Tyler Eifert. Niklas has further to go to become an offensive playmaker. A dynasty grab and stash.

Last Updated Mar-25-2014 by Matt De Lima

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