Feb 22, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish tight end Troy Niklas does the vertical jump during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Notre Dame Football: Troy Niklas Selected By The Arizona Cardinals with the 52nd Pick

The Arizona Cardinals selected former Notre Dame Tight End Troy Niklas with 52nd pick in the second round of the NFL Draft.

Troy Niklas was tabbed as a 4-star recruit and 221st overall. Niklas’ journey to Tight End was extremely interesting. Out of high school, most projected Niklas as an Offensive Tackle. However, he began on defensive side of the ball as an Outside Linebacker in Bob Diaco’s 3-4 scheme. In 2012, Niklas moved to Tight End. Niklas really became a threat this season as he collected 32 receptions on 498 yards with 5 touchdowns.

Niklas is considered a raw prospect and the best blocker at Tight End in the 2014 NFL Draft.

 

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