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2023 Dynasty Fantasy Football Rookie Prospect: Michael Mayer, TE Notre Dame

In what is projected to be the best tight end rookie class in a decade, is Michael Mayer the prize of the group or is destined to be another first-round disappointment?

Michael Mayer

Our NFL rookie profile series continues with this analysis of 2023 NFL Draft Prospect Michael Mayer, TE from Notre Dame. We will continue to provide you with these in-depth rookie profiles and a ton of other fantasy football rookie analysis right up through the NFL Draft. Stay tuned, and stay ahead of your league.

Over the past few seasons, we’ve seen our share of movement in the tight end landscape. Can’t-miss rookies missed and aging superstars held on as they crept slowly towards the age cliff. The 2023 tight end class looks by all accounts to be the deepest in years, and analysts are anticipating this class serves to revitalize a grim position for fantasy.

Michael Mayer has been the top-rated tight end in this class since last off-season with most mock drafts seeing him go as the TE1 off the board, but as we’ve begun to make our way through the pre-draft process, the gap between him and the rest of the class has seemingly closed. He hasn’t done anything to warrant this closure, he has performed as expected across all metrics, this instead is due mostly to several of the other tight ends having excellent combines. He may not test as the TE1 in the class (although he still tested as an elite TE), but there is no reason to believe that Mayer won’t be the star of the group once all is said and done. Even if he can’t push a sled like Darnell Washington, he is still the best receiving tight end in the draft and figures to be the first one off the board.


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2023 Dynasty Fantasy Football Rookie Prospect: Michael Mayer, TE Notre Dame
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2 months ago

best blocking TE and it’s not even close? isn’t that a bit kind w/Darnell Washington to consider?

Reply to  Aaron St Denis
1 month ago

it’s more than the sled,; basing it on actual blocking he did lol – just saying the it’s not even close part is a bit much

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