Position: Tight End

 School: Texas A&M

Height: 6’4

Weight: 251

40 Time: 4.66 (GB Time)

4.75 (NFLN)

Cone Drill: 7.19

Vertical: 31 1/2 225′

Reps: 17

Strengths

With the Packers selecting Jace Sternberger 75th overal, they now have their TE who Head Coach Matt LaFleur loves to use. Sternberger is a fluid athlete with very good routes and body control.  He embraces contact and is good with yards after the catch. He has the best hands out of every Tight End in this class.

Sternberger is a former quarterback and it shows with his routes and lean in and out of breaks. His gives effort blocking and is smart with blocks. Sternberger catches with his hands and breaks tackles when possible

He may be the best pick of day 2 and 3 of the Packers draft.  Sternberger is an ascending player and his soft hands and crisp routes should make him a good player for the Pack

Weaknesses

Sternberger could get a little stronger and work on technique blocking. He needs to get his hands faster when blocking. He looks a little lean but that may be his body type. Most of Sternberger’s issues are coachable and will help with a year in a NFL facility.

How He Fits

Sternberger fits as TE3 right now behind vets Jimmy Graham and Marcedes Lewis. A year behind a those two should help Sternberger work of how to be a pro and with Lewis, some coaching on blocking. He should see snaps in 11, 12, 13 and 22 personnel with LaFleur. His soft hands and crisp route running should make him a good safety valve for Aaron Rodgers.

Player Comparison

Zach Ertz -TE-Philadelphia Eagles

40 Time: 4.76

Cone Drill: 7.08

Vertical: 30 1/2 225′

Reps: 24

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