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Round 3 #75 - Jace Sternberger TE
« on: April 27, 2019, 09:01:50 AM »

Jace Sternberger TE
Texas A&M

April 10, 2019

Jace is a smooth route runner with silky soft like hands, to catch the ball. He is a willing blocker with good size. He has been used mostly off the line like an H-Back when blocking although when he is used for blocking in line he does a solid job. Jace does a good job separating when he runs his routes and because of this strength could be used in the red zone on the inside or outside. Jace is the type of receiver that QB’s fall in love with and when that happens he can be very productive in the passing game.

Jace just needs to get stronger in his upper and lower body to help him finish his blocks and to help with his explosion off the line into routes.

You look at Jace on film and his ability to catch the ball screams out at you and makes you think he should be a wide receiver but, Jace doesn’t have the speed or quickness to be a true receiver. Maybe a move receiver but even that, takes speed that Jace doesn’t have. So, the option is to become a pure and better Tight End. He has to get stronger in his lower body, upper body and gain strength in those silky, soft like hands to catch contested passes. Because of his willingness to block and the ability to catch the ball I can see big upside and potential in his overall game if Jace has the required work ethic.

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Jace Sternberger
Tight end
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-4.0 / 251 | 40: 4.75 | DRAFT YR:2019


Well-traveled tight end who watched his game take off last season. Smooth, quickly releases off the line of scrimmage into pass routes and immediately gets to top speed. Gets vertical, contorts in midair and comes away with the difficult reception. Nicely makes the catch with his hands away from his frame and consistently comes away with the difficult grab. Runs solid routes for a big tight end, quickly gets into breaks and stays low on exit. Fires off the snap into blocks, stays square and turns defenders from the action. Displays outstanding awareness.

Does not display great playing speed and won’t consistently stretch the seam down the field. Must improve his overall strength as a blocker. Has a thin body of work at the college level.

Sternberger looks the part and really played to it in 2018, when he came out of nowhere to become one of the better tight-end prospects in this year’s draft. He needs to complete his game but is a terrific pass catcher who could eventually develop into a starter at the next level.

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Jace Sternberger*, TE, Texas A&M
Height: 6-4. Weight: 251. Arm: 32.13. Hand: 9.75.
40 Time: 4.75. Three Cone: 7.19.
Bench: 17. Vertical: 31.5. Broad: 9-5.
Projected Round (2019): 2-4.

4/23/19: Sternberger was a surprise early-entry for the 2019 NFL Draft, but he had a big 2018 season for the Aggies that would have been tough to duplicate if he had returned for his senior year.

In 2018, he totaled 48 receptions for 832 yards and 10 touchdowns. Sternberger did not play in 2017 after transferring to Texas A&M from Kansas and there were some character issues that played a role in that transfer.

Team sources say that Sternberger is a terrible blocker, which limits how high they are willing to take him. However, there are a number of teams that are high on Sternberger as a receiving weapon for the NFL.

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Re: Round 3 #75 - Jace Sternberger TE
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2019, 01:05:53 AM »
Confident productive player last season. I worry that he might just be a one year collegiant wonder.

The only mediocre athlete in this year's draft. Seems like he may have limited upside.
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Re: Round 3 #75 - Jace Sternberger TE
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2019, 06:12:35 AM »

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I talked to A&M coach Jimbo Fisher about Sternberger and Keke, who were drafted by the Packers last week. Among the things he said about Sternberger: "It’s a throwback mentality. There’s a work ethic and practice habits that are ridiculous. The kid never got tired."

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Re: Round 3 #75 - Jace Sternberger TE
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2019, 06:49:53 AM »
Wow got to like that! Thanks for the find RT.
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