Notre Dame tight end Michael Mayer appears to be on track to be a first round pick in the 2023 NFL Draft.

According to ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr.’s latest big board, Mayer is projected to go in the top half of the first round next spring. Kiper has Mayer slotted in at No. 13 in his latest update.

Here’s Kiper’s analysis:

Mayer has 67 catches for 809 yards and nine touchdowns this season, the latter of which leads the country among tight ends. In three seasons at Notre Dame, he has 180 catches for 2,099 yards and 18 scores. NFL teams want tight ends who can stretch the deep middle of the field — and block well enough to line up next to offensive tackles. That’s Mayer, who can be a force in the red zone. Linebackers simply can’t cover him (and safeties struggle with his size). He has a wide catch radius and could produce as a pass-catcher in the NFL. He’s a complete player.

Mayer is the only tight end ranked in Kiper’s latest big board, which includes 25 players. South Dakota State’s Tucker Kraft is the No. 2 tight end in this class, according to Kiper.

Mayer was a finalist for the John Mackey Award this season, which goes to the nation’s most outstanding tight end each season. Georgia’s Brock Bowers won the award.

Notre Dame will face South Carolina in the Gator Bowl later this month.