Near Elite Starter
Michael Mayer is an elite-level TE prospect possessing the prototypical TE size to play an inline role at the NFL level. When mainstream football analysts allude to his pro-ready NFL ability, they are referencing his ability to play a traditional inline role combined with the versatility to be flexed wide or in the move TE (H-Back) style role. As mentioned above, Mayer is an elite-level pass-catching TE who can provide versatility as a blocker in the run game. We project he will be able to make an immediate impact at the NFL level as a rookie.
PLAYSTYLE & SCHEME FIT
In terms of his NFL scheme fit, Mayer would likely be a good fit in a variety of offensive systems, as he has the size and athleticism to play in both a traditional and spread offense. He is effective as both a pass-catching and blocking tight end, which makes him a valuable asset for any team.
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