TE Texas A&M
The advantage Jace Sternberger has over some of the other tight end prospects in this draft is that he played for Jimbo Fisher. Texas A&M ran a pro-style offense with some option concepts, and Sternberger flourished.
Wearing number 38 plays tricks on our eyes, but Iowa’s TJ Hockenson is no lumbering fullback. He’s a tight-end of the highest order and has the high-end skillset to win in any situation.
From Marv Cook to Dallas Clark to Fiedorowicz and Kittle, Iowa is a factory streamlined toward producing NFL caliber tight ends. This year, the Hawkeyes boast two elite bookends, headlined by Noah Fant.
The 2019 class has long been heralded as the Wave of Savior Receivers, but there are some top end tight ends on the way too. Alabama product, Irv Smith, looks to be one of them.