Zach Ertz   #86 TE

Height: 6-5   Weight: 250   Age: 28

Born: 11/10/1990 Orange , CA

College: Stanford

Experience: 6th season

High School: Monte Vista HS [Danville, CA]

REC

75

YDS

789

AVG

10.5

TDS

5

Combine 2013

Combine
Stats:

  • Broad Jump111.0 inches
  • Bench Press24.0 reps
  • 20 Yard Shuttle4.47 secs
  • 40 Yard Dash4.76 Secs
  • 3 Cone Drill7.08 secs
  • Vertical Jump30.5 inches
  • 60 Yard Shuttle11.92 secs

Strengths

Smooth athlete with good route quickness to create some separation and sneaky speed to get behind the defense. Sturdy, well-built frame, adding 30 pounds of bulk and muscle since he arrived in Palo Alto. Tough with the ball in his hands and isn?t afraid to deliver hits, lowering his pads and finishing runs. Not afraid to get physical as a blocker and gives good effort in this area, always looking for someone to block downfield. Tracks the ball well and does a nice job adjusting his frame to make the tough catch, extending and plucking. Looks like he has glue on his hands with some of the catches he is able to make. Does a nice job selling his patterns, getting good depth in his routes and immediately looking for the ball out of his breaks. Nice job deceiving defenders and finding soft spots in coverage to make something happen after the catch, averaging over 13 yards per catch in 2012. Has experience all over the offense for Stanford, lining up in-line, slot and out wide, but looked most comfortable in the slot. In 2012 Ertz doubled Coby Fleener?s production from the year before, earning All-American honors as a Mackey Award finalist. Hard worker on and off the field and plans to graduate in June.

Weaknesses

Missed half of his sophomore year due to injury. Must prove his straight-line speed to scouts. Will not elude NFL defensive backs after the catch with pure quickness. Inconsistent in-line blocker, can get after his man but also loses the leverage battle and gets pushed back too easily. Misses second-level blocks when lunging at targets instead of getting position. Nice job adding bulk to his frame, but needs to continue to develop his strength to sustain blocks at the line of scrimmage. Will round off some routes at times and needs to better control himself in/out of his breaks. Needs to do a better job coming down with contested throws and will drop some easy ones ? seems to have at least one drop each game.

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