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With Rob Gronkowski retired Womens Chase Winovich Jersey , tight end has become a top need for the Patriots. Jace Sternberger offers an intriguing day two option if the Patriots decide to go elsewhere in round one."In preparation of the draft, Pats Pulpit will be providing profiles on players with a particular look at their fit in New England. To kick this off, there was a look at the two Iowa tight ends that have long been talked about as options for the Patriots in the first round. This time, let’s establish Texas A&M tight end Jace Sternberger as a top option on day 2 (rounds 2 and 3) of the draft if they miss out/pass on the Iowa duo set to go in the top 32. OverviewAt 6’4”, 251 pounds, Jace Sternberger would not look out of place in an Iowa Hawkeye uniform next to Noah Fant and T.J. Hockenson. Similarly, Sternberger would not look out of place in any offense that misses out on one of the two Iowa tight ends in the first round. Sternberger is a good receiver and solid blocker who has shown the ability to improve in both areas. He is on the older side (23 years old) as a prospect after spending two years at Kansas (only playing 2 games and recording one catch in his time there) before sitting out 2017 to transfer to Texas A&M where he had 48 receptions for 832 yards and 10 touchdowns in 13 games in his only real college season. StrengthsSternberger flashes peak play that rivals the best tight ends in the class. An excellent deep ball receiver who has the ability to win on a basic TE route tree (seam crosser curl flat), Sternberger should be able to make an impact as a 4th-ish option in an offense from day 1 and progress as he goes. Sternberger’s peak athleticism (we’ll get to his non-peak athleticism in a minute) allows him the ability to run away from defenders as well as around or over them. As a blocker, Sternberger showed strength in the run game as well as getting to the second level in his blocks, though neither of these traits are elite (again, get to that in a minute). He shows a willingness to block though and has a foundation that’s easy to improve upon. When everything is working right for Sternberger he looks like a top-end prospect at the position.WeaknessesSternberger shows—for lack of a better word—inconsistent athleticism. On one play he’s getting around cornerbacks and running away from safeties, and on the next he’ll trip over his own feet turning upfield after pulling in the reception. He didn’t test out with particularly good athleticism to begin with (22nd SPARQ percentile among tight ends), but the tape doesn’t bear that out when everything comes together for him. One area that it does show up, however, is in Sternberger’s route running. While he is able to run the standard tight end route tree Authentic Chase Winovich Jersey , sharp-breaking routes (ins, outs, some curls, etc) are clunky and he has a hard time gaining separation out of his breaks. He could also stand to use his size more aggressively, both as a receiver and especially as a blocker. He knows the nuance of downfield blocking, when to engage or not engage, but this leads him to be too passive at times against smaller defenders who he could easily dominate with his size. Most of these issues aren’t consistent on tape, and given his relative lack of college experience it’s an easy projection to see improvement at the next level.Play BreakdownI’m a big big dummy and didn’t save the plays I grabbed for this section, so peruse this link to twitter for some clips courtesy of various draft twitter accounts.Patriots FitSternberger profiles as the type of well-rounded player the Patriots would have interest in, though his athletic testing profile may turn them off. He has a great foundation to build from and would be taking over the Rob Gronkowski role (no, he will never be Gronk, just that role) in the offense should he land in New England.He is the exact type of day two (likely at 56 or 64) pick that could look like a steal if they are able to mold him as they have done with so many players at various positions over the years.Player GradeSternberger grades out as a late second round pick, with an early second round peak to the right team. Like T.J. Hockenson, his well-rounded skillset leaves him a wide net of teams that would fit well (this is exactly the same list as Hockenson’s. In my opinion, Sternberger should be backup plan numero uno for any team that wants but misses out on Hockenson). Assessment Sternberger is a lump of clay that I can’t wait to see molded Chase Winovich Jersey Boys , but don’t let that make you think he’s raw or not good as is by any means. If he does not improve at all as an NFL player, the team that drafts him will still have a Tyler Kroft-level player, which is serviceable enough at tight end and good enough for a three-year deal worth more than $6 million per year on the open market. If that clay does get molded, however, I think Sternberger has a ceiling that rivals Hockenson’s among the top of this class. If I had to make my bets, I’d guess he gets closer to his ceiling than he is to his floor. A future as a top 10 tight end in the league wouldn’t come close to shocking me, and while that isn’t Rob Gronkowski, that’s a damn fine way to follow in his shoes. You can follow Ryan on Twitter at @Ryan_Keiran, and you can also follow his bi-weekly twitch streams where he hosts a football Q&A while playing games at twitch.tv/over_peek, and you can subscribe and see past streams on YouTube at over_peek.New England Patriots links 9/17/18 - Overreaction Monday: Pats are dooomed TEAM TALKPost Game Notes & Records: Patriots at Jaguars: Patriots play in hottest game in team history.Gamebook: Full Patriots-Jaguars stats.Erik Scalavino’s Game Recap: Observations about the Week 2 loss from the press box at TIAA Bank Field. Patriots have a long way to go.Paul Perillo’s Game Observations: Jags walk the walk in steamy Jacksonville.Andy Hart’s Stock Watch: Rowe, defense struggle in lopsided loss to Jaguars.Post Game Quotes: Patriots and Jaguars.Don Banks Snap Judgments: Musings, observations and the occasional insight as we digest a fairly high-scoring and eventful Week 2 in the NFL.Post Game Pressers: Bill Belichick (4.55 min. video) - Tom Brady (5.23 min. video)Post Game Press Pass: Duron Harmon, Eric Rowe, and Devin McCourty. (1.44 min. video)LOCAL LINKSTom E. Curran reminds us not to panic (yet), it’s just the Patriots’ September stumble. Doug Kyed calls panicking over an early-season loss a fool’s errand.DJ Bean points out the Patriots are still a work in progress.Doug Kyed offers his post-game takeaways and metrics: Failure to pressure plagued Pats.Ryan Hannable presents a five-point plan to fix the Patriots. 1. Cover stack Youth Julian Edelman Jerseys , crossing plays better.Karen Guregian isn’t buying the ‘it’s early in the season’ excuses and finds something troubling about the way the Patriots lost.Kevin Duffy says the Patriots were outclassed.Andrew Callahan mentions how the Jaguars beat the Patriots at their own game Sunday.Doug Kyed tells us what went wrong in yesterday’s embarrassing loss. Third-down defense.Mike D’Abate (FullPressCoverage) Pats Recap: Patriots fall to Jaguars 31-20.Chris Blackey (DiehardBostonSportsFans) Patriots lose: We’re on to Detroit.Karen Guregian declares the Jaguars won the Gronkowski battle.Mike Reiss expressed disappointment the Patriots defense didn’t build on its season-opening effort.Ryan Hannable shares 10 quick thoughts on a frustrating loss: 2. It was a very frustrating start for the Patriots offense as the first three series went missed field goal, punt, punt, and that got Josh McDaniels fired up on the sidelines. Tom E. Curran picks the Best & Worst from Pats-Jags.Zack Cox examines one play Tom Brady would have liked to have back.Kevin Duffy Patriots Notebook: Sony Michel’s debut bright spot in loss.Zack Cox Patriots Notes: Jaguars don’t need Jalen Ramsey to shut down Gronk.Doug Kyed relays Bill Belichick’s blunt evaluation of the loss: “We didn’t do a good enough job in any area, so it’s a long list. Playing, coaching, every part of the game just wasn’t good enough.”Hayden Bird looks at how former Patriots performed around the NFL this week.Mike Reiss shares some quick-hit weekend thoughts: Patriots on the cusp of milestone win for owner Robert Kraft; More.Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Sunday Patriots news, AFC East notes: Ja’Whaun Bentley is a pleasant surprise for everyone except Belichick; More.Ryan Hannable’s Sunday 7: Should Patriots take a look at wide receiver Josh Gordon?Ryan Hannable passes along a report that the Patriots will work out WR Kenny Britt Monday.Mike Reiss writes in his personal blog about ‘stealing a Saturday’ and scheduling his travel to best accommodate his family while having enough time & rest to cover the team.NBC Sports Boston wonders if the Patriots should sign troubled wide out Josh Gordon.Evan Lazar gives a hard pass to any Josh Gordon to the Patriots speculation.NATIONAL NEWSNFL Game Center (NFL.com) Patriots 20 - Jaguars 31: Recap, stats, ‘highlights’.Highlight (ESPN) Brady says he had a ‘bad day’ against a good team. (36 sec. clip)Brent Sobleski (Bleacher Report) Gap between Patriots and upstart AFC is closing.Jarrett Bell (USA Today) Jaguars make noise with win over Patriots, but real statement comes later.Tyler Conway (Bleacher Report) Blake Bortles, Jaguars shock Tom Brady, Patriots in AFC title game rematch. /Shoot, guess this cancels out the Pats’ AFC Championship win. Michael David Smith (ProFootballTalk) Gronk grabs two catches for 15 yards, admits Jags’ D covered him well.Judy Battista (NFL.com) Brash Jaguars show their growth in win over Patriots.Albert Breer (SI) Monday Morning QB: Bortles unchained Julian Edelman Jerseys Stitched , Mahomes unstoppable; Week 2 was for making statements.Gary Gramling (SI) Sunday Freakout: Cousins’ first Vikings moment, A Bortles day as Jaguars put the AFC on notice, Fitzpatrick on verge of ending the Winston era in Tampa, Browns can’t kick losing.Peter King (ProFootballTalk) Football Morning in America: Players make plays and Patrick Mahomes has made a perfect ten for high-flying Chiefs.Mike Tanier (Bleacher Report) Monday Morning Digest: Week 2 reality check on NFL QBsKaelen Jones (SI) NFL Week 2 Injury Report: Patriots lose two defenders to concussions vs. Jaguars.Around the NFL (NFL.com) What we learned from Week 2 games: “This was a dispiriting effort for a New England club that was simply outmanned on both sides of the ball”.Alex Finnis (The Telegraph) NFL snap judgments, Week two: Shock upsets, kicking woes and Fitzmagic goes full Conor McGregor. Blake Bortles has Patriots defense’s number.Staff (Athlon Sports) 8 Amazing stats from Sunday, Week 2.Frank Schwab (Yahoo! Sports) NFL Week 2 Winners and Losers: That is why the Vikings paid Kirk Cousins.Lorenzo Reyes (USA Today) NFL Week 2 Winners and losers: Mahomes impressive, Winston era in Tampa ending?Kristopher Knox (Bleacher Report) NFL team grades for Week 2. Patriots: D.Darin Gantt (ProFootballTalk) Scoring up significantly after two games.Darin Gantt (ProFootgallTalk) Clay Matthews: Penalties are out of control.Michael David Smith (ProFootballTalk) New rules continue to promote longer kickoff returns.Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Bennie Fowler’s time with Patriots ends, after only four days.Josh Alper (ProFootballTalk) Duron Harmon fined $26,739 for hit on DeAndre Hopkins. /That’s crazy, yo.

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