- BProjectionRound 3
- Hand9 ¾
- Arm32 ⅛
Strong Points: Adequate size. Speed. Good-to-very good athlete for the position. Strong route runner -- good release and gets out of cuts quickly to gain separation. Effective short and long. Sure hands and adjusts to the ball well. Not elusive after the catch but a strong runner who can get yards after contact. Willing as a blocker.
Weak Points: Attended three schools in four years. Only one year of production. While he is willing, Sternber's blocking is inconsistent, as is his intensity level. Route tree is a bit limited. Must add strength and some bulk to his frame.
The Way We See It: Sternberger started out at Kansas in 2015, redshirting. He played some as a backup in 2016 before transferring to Northeast Oklahoma A&M. Finally, he enrolled in 2018 at Texas A&M, where he had a strong season with 48 receptions for 832 yards and 10 TDs. Sternberger played "Y," flexed out and as a wing, producing from every position. He has a smooth release and fluidity throughout his routes. Sternberger has strong hands and ball skills, adjusting for difficult grabs and competing in traffic. He has plus run strength after the catch. Sternberger is willing but inconsistent blocking, where he'll become more effective after adding strength -- particularly in his lower body -- and learning to use his hands. Overall, Sternberger is an interesting prospect who can play as a "move" tight end in most schemes and should also be able to play as a "Y" after he gets stronger. He should earn a lot of playtime as a rookie.