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2019 NFL Draft: BTD’s Favorites - Tight Ends

This year’s tight end class has some deep and strong potential.

NCAA Football: Wyoming at Iowa Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

With the 2019 NFL Draft sitting just over a week away, we decided to take a look at some of our favorite prospects in the upcoming selection process from each different position group. Starting with defensive backs and ending with quarterbacks on next Wednesday (the day before the NFL Draft begins), we’ll highlight some new players each day that we think you should keep an eye on.

The_Coach: Kahale Warring (San Diego State)

Kahale Warring has a strong build for the next level at 6’ 5”, 250-pounds, and is an above-average route-runner, which fits him into the modern version of the NFL offense with ease. The Sonora, California-native caught 31 passes in just 9 games during his senior campaign, finding the end-zone three times and tallying 372 yards overall. A solid blocker both in the trenches and on the edge, Warring may be one of the more underrated prospects in the whole draft class.

NCAA Football: San Diego State at South Alabama
San Diego State’s Kahale Warring is rated out as the 9th best TE in the draft class by CBS Sports.
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Ross Parker: Jace Sternberger (Texas A&M)

Sternberger came out of nowhere this season to emerge as one of the premier TE threats in the SEC. Sternberger transferred from Northeastern Oklahoma A&M to Texas A&M and immediately paid dividends to Jimbo Fisher’s team with 48 catches for 832 yards and 10 touchdowns. In addition to his big numbers, Sternberger received appraisal as first team All-American and first team All-SEC for his efforts.

Though most teams should be wary of a one-year wonder, Sternberger seems to be a much more promising prospect than others. He possesses ideal size and athletic traits that you look for in a tight end prospect; at 6’ 4” and weighing 250lbs, Sternberger is not pushed around easily and holds his own as a serious receiving threat to defenses. Very few tight ends in college football can make the type of big plays that Sternberger routinely does. Sternberger will need to develop his route running skills as well as work on his blocking, but he possesses all the traits to develop into a quality tight end in the NFL. Expect to hear his name called on day two of the draft.

NCAA Football: Texas A&M at South Carolina Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports

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