Michael Mayer
Michael Mayer  TE  Notre Dame | NFL Draft 2023 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Michael Mayer
Height
6-4
Weight
265
College
Notre Dame
Position
TE
Class
Junior
Home town
Independence, KY
89.9/100
Player Rating
1
PositionRank (TE)
4.65
FortyYD Time
Receptions
67
Rec YDs
809
Rec TDs
9
Rec AVG
12.1

Michael Mayer TE Notre Dame | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Michael Mayer TE Notre Dame
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Draft Year: 2023
40 time: 4.65 seconds (80%*)
Overall Rank: #12 Position Rank: #1 (TE)
Height: 6-4 (38%*)
Weight: 265 (82%*)
Weight: 265 (82%*)
Hands: 10 (63%*)
Arm: 32 5/8 (33%*)
Arm: 32 5/8 (33%*)
Span: 76 (8%*)
Span: 76 (8%*)
Date of Birth: 07/06/2001 Age: 21.6
*Percentile caluculated on how any given stat would rank at the NFL combine historically in the player's position group (Higher value represents better perfomance).
Draft Year: 2023
40 time: 4.65 seconds (80%*)
Overall Rank: #12 Position Rank: #1 (TE)
Height: 6-4 (38%*) Weight: 265 (82%*)
Hands: 10 (63%*) Arm: 32 5/8 (33%*)
Span: 76 (8%*)
Age: 21.6 DOB: 07/06/2001
*Percentile caluculated on how any given stat would rank at the NFL combine historically in the player's position group (Higher value represents better perfomance).
Overall Rating: 89.9 / 100
Game performance weighted rating
QB Rating When targeted: 106.7
Hands:
83%
Short Receiving:
94%
Intermediate Routes:
96%
Deep Threat:
97%
Blocking:
70%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 1st - Mid Position rank: #1
College Games: 36 College Snaps: 2090
Grade: 4 ESPN  Stars 4 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 84/100
College Combine Results
OVR Rank: #81 Pos Rank: #3
College Combine Results
Grade: 247 Sports 5  Stars 247 Sports 98 Stars 247 RATING: 98/100
Ovr Rank: #23 Pos Rank: #2
Grade: 4 Stars 4 Stars RIVALS RATING: 6.0 (98%)
Draft Profile: Bio
Michael Mayer from Covington Catholic High School was rated a 4-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 5-star grade by 247 Sports. He was selected as the 2019 Gatorade Kentucky Football Player of the Year and took part in the 2020 U.S. Army All-America Bowl. Mayer he was also a two-way player who earned accolades as a top-50 recruit nationally before joining to the Irish.

In 2020 as a freshman Mayer saw action in 12 games for the Fighting Irish as he made 42 receptions for 450 yards for an average of 10.7 yards per reception, with 2 TDs, and a QB rating when targeted of 97.4. As a blocker, he allowed no pressures and no sacks.

As a sophomore in 2021 he played 12 games and had an elite 71 catches for 840 yards for an average of 11.8 yards per catch, with 7 TDs, and an impressive QB rating when targeted of 112.6. In pass protection, he gave up no pressures and no sacks. As a pass blocker he gave up one pressure and one sack.

As a junior in 2022 he played 12 games and hauled in 67 catches for an impressive 809 yards for an average of 12.1 yards per catch, with 9 TDs, and a QB rating when targeted of 103.9.
Honors & awards

2021

  • Phil Steele All-American Fourth Team
  • Phil Steele All-Independent First Team
  • Associated Press Third Team All-American
  • John Mackey Award Semifinalist
  • John Mackey Tight End of the Week (Week 2)
  • Biletnikoff Award Watch List
  • John Mackey Award Watch List

2020

  • The Athletic Freshman All-America First Team
  • All-ACC Third Team
  • All-ACC Academic Team
  • Phil Steele All-ACC Fourth Team
  • 247Sports True Freshman All-America Team
  • Pro Football Focus Team of the Week at Pitt (10/24)
  • FWAA Freshman All-American Watch List
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Mayer fights his way off the line of scrimmage against press coverage, showing quick, violent hands and good balance.
  • Mayer plays with smoothness and balance, and Mayer shows a knack for setting up defensive backs.
  • Good quickness off the snap. Has good speed for the position to attack the seam. Shows burst out of his breaks to gain separation.
  • Knee-bend and technique are good and he shows decent power when his hands hit the target.
  • Has the burst off the snap to be split out wide in the NFL
  • The best blocking Tight end in this year's class
  • Mayer has soft hands and excellent ball skills
  • He effortlessly catches the football away from his frame
  • Mayer releases from in-line alignments effectively
  • He has a well-rounded set of tools as a pass catcher
  • Possesses mismatch size and is adept at going up to make contested catches
  • He high points the ball well and has strong hands to control the ball while getting hit
  • Mayer has a nose for the end zone and should be an asset in the red zone
  • He has a nice feel as a route runner and knows how to separate
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Athletic profile limiting factor - Lacks Run-Away Athlete Speed
  • Nightmare to fight at catch point
  • Functional strength is good but not dominant
  • Blocking technique not always clean
  • Not likely to win foot races with defensive backs
  • Does not have an expansive route tree
Player Comparison
Mark Andrews
Scouting Report: Summary
Mayer is a good athlete, with quickness, size, and natural instincts who is also hard to bring down in open space and is an elite blocker. He's been Nicknamed "Baby Gronk" since his freshman year, and while teams NFL may hope he's Gronk 2.0 we think he's probably closer to Baltimore's Mark Andrews. He has excellent technique and there is zero wasted motion in his game. He is sure to be an asset to whichever team drafts him as he has a super high floor - a pretty much can't-miss prospect and a guaranteed first-round selection in the 2023 NFL Draft.

Michael Mayer percentiles vs other Tight End's (NFL Combine historically - higher value represents better perfomance)

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How other scouting services rate Michael Mayer (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
13.2
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
2.0