Michael Mayer
Michael Mayer  TE  Notre Dame | NFL Draft 2023 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Michael Mayer
Height
6-4
Weight
251
College
Notre Dame
Position
TE
Class
Junior
Home town
Independence, KY
90.9/100
Player Rating
1
PositionRank (TE)
4.65
FortyYD Time
Receptions
22
Rec YDs
233
Rec TDs
3
Rec AVG
10.6

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

Michael Mayer TE Notre Dame
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Overall Rank: #14 Position Rank: #1 (TE)
40 time: 4.65 seconds
Height: 6-4 Weight: 251
Date of Birth: 07/06/2001 Age: 21.2
Overall Rating: 90.9 / 100
Game performance weighted rating
Hands:
78%
Short Receiving:
78%
Intermediate Routes:
79%
Deep Threat:
81%
Blocking:
63%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 1st - Mid Position rank: #1
College Games: 28 College Snaps: 1601
ESPN College Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars (84/100)
College Combine Results
OVR Rank: #81 Pos Rank: #3
College Combine Results
247 Sports Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars (98.33/100 )
Ovr Rank: #23 Pos Rank: #2
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. After high school, Mayer opted to join Notre Dame.

In 2020 as a freshman Mayer saw action in 12 games for the Fighting Irish as he made 42 receptions for a decent 450 yards for an average of 10.7 yards per reception, with 2 TDs, and an impressive 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 protction he gave up no pressures and no sacks.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Mayer fights his way off the line of scrimmage against press coverage, showing quick, violent hands and good balance.
  • He’s at his best facing the line of scrimmage, when he’s able to use his body to box out defenders. He runs well after the catch and will work as a blocker downfield.
  • Mayer plays with a 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
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • He’s largely a non-factor downfield, and Mayer had issues with drops when running behind a defensive back and tracking the ball. More quick than fast, he won’t always be able to run away from NFL defensive backs.
  • Inconsistent with his release off the line of scrimmage.
  • Mayer really isn’t a burner and doesn’t have elite suddenness, which is problematic considering his average size.
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How other scouting services rate Michael Mayer (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
14.4
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
1.0