A versatile tight end that lines up out wide, in the slot and on the line of scrimmage, Mayer chews up the 8-15 yard area with a massive frame to shield defenders. The Jets are financially locked into both C.J. Uzomah and Tyler Conklin while also invested
A powerhouse tight end, Mayer had elite production at the position the last two seasons. During that span he hauled in 138 catches (89 went for 1st downs), 1,649 receiving yards and 16 touchdowns.
He has an even built frame with power from top to bottom and has looked like a pro tight end going back to high school. Notre Dame put a lot on his plate, lining him up on the line of scrimmage, in the slot, out wide and even in the backfield.
Mayer isn’t overly explosive or straight line fast but he’s extremely impactful in the 8-15 yard range. He knows how to bully defenders throughout his routes and uses his frame to shield at the catch point. He has excellent hands and maximizes his catch radius.
In the run game, Mayer shows excellent effort as a run blocker. He strikes at the point of attack with force. At times he gets lunge happy looking to wreck his target and needs to dial in on sustaining his blocks longer.
Overall, Mayer is a throwback prototype tight end. Despite average athleticism, he simply has a physical edge to his game that can’t be quantified on paper. He will move the chains in between the 20’s, catch a ton of touchdowns and block his ass off. I have him as a top 10 player in the draft.