Photo of Matt Furstenburg
Grade
55.6 ?
  • 4.62 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 18 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 35.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 115.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.09 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.35 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 11.76 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Top Performer
  • 6'3" Height
  • 31 3/4" Arm Length
  • 242LBS. Weight
  • 8 5/8" Hands

Overview

The Furstenbergs have more than their fair share of athletics trophies in their home. Matt’s father, Roger, played football at Richmond and probably earns plenty of airline miles traveling to see his son play for the Terps after doing the same for two daughters; Jill played basketball at the College of Charleston while Allison played lacrosse his alma mater. And given his son’s combination of size, strong hands and athleticism, Roger will be doing some more traveling to see Matt play in the NFL.



Furstenburg was a two-sport star in Flemington, New Jersey, helping his football team win a state title as an all-state tight end and defensive lineman (400 receiving yards, eight sacks) and also being part of three straight state champion lacrosse squads. He attended the Hun School for the fall after graduation, helping them to an undefeated record as well. Furstenberg played just two games in 2008 (no receptions) before using his redshirt due to an ankle injury. He played 11 games, starting one, in 2009 but had only one catch for nine yards against Rutgers. Finally getting into the starting lineup as a sophomore, he made 12 catches for 206 yards and a touchdown. In 2011, Furstenberg became a greater part of the offense, covering 348 yards and scoring twice on 31 receptions. As a senior, Furstenberg caught 16 passes for 206 yards and two touchdowns.

Analysis

Strengths

Athletic build and some surprising agility. Reliable receiver, even to extend away from his frame to catch high or wide throws with strong hands. Good speed and cutting ability with the ball in his hands, can hurdle trash on the ground. Good release off the line when unchallenged from a stand-up position or three-point stance. Has the flexibility to adjust to throws when turned. Gets after his target in the run game, drops his hips pretty well for his frame, and gives excellent effort to punch and mirror to prevent back side pursuit.

Weaknesses

Lacks ideal height. Lean build for an in-line blocker, won’t get much movement against pro linemen. Stronger defenders get under his pads to gain leverage and can rip down on his run blocks to shed. Long legs make him a strider who can be tripped up easily in space, will hop when cutting outside or inside in his route. Needs to use his hands to beat NFL linebackers off the line. Must improve strength, balance, and body control to win jump balls in traffic as a red zone threat and over the middle.

NFL Comparison

Jeron Mastrud

Bottom Line

The son of a former college football player, Furstenburg has shown himself to be a blocking and receiving option. His strong hands should and his willingness to block despite a lean frame for the position could have him sought after as an UDFA.
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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