Notre Dame football: Which tight end has the most to prove in 2021?

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PITTSBURGH, PA – OCTOBER 24: Michael Mayer #87 of the Notre Dame Football is knocked off his feet after a catch by Paris Ford #12 of the Pittsburgh Panthers in the third quarter during the game at Heinz Field on October 24, 2020, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images)

The Notre Dame football team is stacked at the tight end position, but which member of the position group has the most to prove in 2021?

Last season, the Notre Dame football team had a real issue at wide receiver, though they did see Javon McKinley and Ben Skowronek step up once the games started. While wideout was an issue going into the season, the tight end position was not, as a true freshman stepped up and became one of the best young players at his position in the country.

In 2021, the tight end spot should still be solid, and the wide receiver position is once again a question mark, though there is not a lack of talent at either position. We recently looked at who needs to step up at wide receiver in 2021, and there is certainly a lot of talent to choose from in both veterans and true freshmen.

At tight end, Michael Mayer returns for Year 2, and while Tommy Tremble left for the NFL, becoming a third-round pick of the Carolina Panthers, there is still a lot of talent left in the cupboard. Notre Dame football will lean on this position group in a big way in 2021, especially with a new quarterback in Jack Coan, and they have the depth to do so.

Here is which player has the most to prove in 2021 at the tight end spot.

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