As a Player
Camilo Eifler arrived in Champaign as a sophomore transfer from the Washington Huskies in 2018. Not having immediate eligibility, Eifler was forced to sit out the 2018 season and played his first snaps for the Illini in 2019. Over the course of the 2019 and 2020 seasons, Eifler accumulated some stellar stats: 90 total tackles, 13.5 TFLs, 3.0 sacks (including one in the RedBox Bowl against the California Golden Bears), and one fumble recovery, despite missing three games in 2020 due to injury. Similar to his teammate Jake Hansen, the athletic Eifler has a knack for always being around the ball.
Measurables at Pro Day
Milo Eifler measured 6’2” and 230 lbs at Illinois’ Pro Day with arms measuring 34”. He recorded a 4.56 sec. 40-yard dash, a broad jump of 10’ 6”, and a 37 1/2” vertical. Though not earth-shattering, this performance certainly put him on the radar of several NFL teams that may be vying for his talents.
As an NFL Draft Prospect
That said, his speed, length, and athleticism should serve him well as a special teams player for any number of professional teams. Justin Hardee, a former Illini and current member of the New York Jets, has made a career as a special teams ace, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see Eifler follow a similar path as an undrafted free agent.