Former Notre Dame tight end Tommy Tremble had unfortunate luck with the Fighting Irish, competing with a pair of star college football tight ends. He likely would have much better college statistics entering the NFL Draft, but he will need to prove himself and who the league he can be a productive tight end for years to come.
Tremble competed with Cole Kmet and 2020 freshman star Michael Mayer in South Bend, so he had limited contribution in the passing game and was used in a variety of ways as a blocker. Through two seasons, Tremble caught 35 passes for 401 yards with four touchdown receptions.
Tremble was a true team player at Notre Dame, and he played multiple roles as a pass catcher and blocker as a tight end, even lining up at fullback on occasion. NFL teams will love the versatility he brings to the position, and he has the potential to show he is a true starting tight end getting the majority of targets at the position with his athleticism. One of his few knocks is simply not proving to be a dominant threat in college with just 35 receptions in his career at Notre Dame.
Mock Draft landing spots
In his three-round mock draft, Ryan Wilson of CBS Sports has Tremble going in the third round with the 83rd overall selection to the Washington Football Team. According to Pro Football Focus’ Michael Renner, Tremble will go in the third round at No. 102 overall to the San Francisco 49ers. On NFL.com, Chad Reuter projects Tremble to be a third round pick at No. 86 to the New York Jets.
Fantasy impact: Rookie year
Tight ends typically do not make a sizeable impact from a fantasy perspective in their first season, so expectations should be limited in Tremble’s rookie year. It’s highly likely Tremble would have had a much better college career statistically on just about any other team in college football, but the tight end room was so stacked when he was at Notre Dame. Still, he hasn’t proven he is a dominant threat in the passing game with his biggest season being 19 catches in 10 games last year.
Fantasy impact: Career
Tremble certainly has the makings of being a player who can last a long time in the NFL. His versatility as a blocker at Notre Dame is critical for his long-term success, and teams should be able to trust him in any scenario, meaning he should find the field quite a bit. Tremble will need some time to show what he’s capable as a pass catcher, but over time, there’s a good chance he becomes a threat at the tight end position for fantasy purposes.