4. Jace Sternberger, Texas A&M
6-4, 251: There was no such thing as a tight end under Kevin Sumlin. In comes Jimbo Fisher, and Sternberger turns into an all-star pass catcher and key part of the offense, catching 48 passes for 832 yards and ten scores averaging over 17 yards per catch.
The offseason workouts weren’t all that great – he was a wee bit lumbering and not all that quick – but his hands and ability to work like a wide receiver should make up for it.
No, he’s not going to blow past anyone like some of the other guys on the list, but he’s among the best route running tight ends in the draft, will catch everything, and he should grow into a killer on third downs.
Nah, he won’t block well enough to make a difference, but your fantasy team won’t care about that. Consider him a great value pick – in the real draft, too.
Projected Round: Third
Real Value: Top 100 Overall