Rex on danger of Bengals two first round tight ends Dan Leberfeld
The Cincinnati Bengals have quite a two tight end set with a pair of first round players – Jermaine Gresham (2010) and Tyler Eifert (2013).
The Jets have had issues with covering tight ends the last couple of years, so these two will present quite a challenge on Sunday.
“Both of them have the size, length,” Ryan said. “They’re starting to use this kid (Tyler) Eifert a little bit out of the backfield. They’ve ran some strike passes as a fullback, ran him in the flat, ran him vertical, flexed him out wide like a receiver, and that’s really what he did at Notre Dame as well. Dee Milliner and him had a pretty good battle (in) that championship game. But clearly, he’s more of a receiving threat right now than he is a blocker and that takes time. But he kind of reminds me of Todd Heap a little bit when he came into the league and that’s a compliment.
“The (Jermaine) Gresham kid, to me, is an all-around tight end. He’s one of the better tight ends in the league.”