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Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Eifert up, Te'o down on Kiper's Big Board

By Matt Fortuna

The draft stocks of Tyler Eifert and Manti Te'o have taken different directions since this past weekend's NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis.

Could Eifert be the first former Notre Dame player taken?

Following an impressive showing in Indy, the former Irish tight end moved up four spots this week on Mel Kiper Jr.'s Big Board, to No. 18 . Te'o, meanwhile, dropped seven spots after a weekend that saw him handle the media session well but disappoint in the 40 time (4.82) and in, well, size. (At 241 pounds, he was 14 pounds lighter than his listed weight of 255 at Notre Dame.)

The caveat? Other top inside linebackers failed to impress much, either, as Te'o managed to jump to No. 1 among his position group, according to Kiper . Eifert held steady atop the tight end board, again fending off Stanford's Zach Ertz.

Braxston Cave cracked Kiper's list of the top five centers, coming in at No. 5.