Penn State University
The Dallas Cowboys are once again in the market for the tight end position. Jake Ferguson and Peyton Hendershot are the incumbents with Dalton Schultz also heading to the abyss better known as the Houston Texans. In mock drafts, most writers (including myself) have Dallas drafting a tight end in the first three rounds.
To be completely honest, this team wouldn’t be out of bounds if they picked one of the earlier projected tight end prospects. However, this article is focusing on players that are not getting enough attention. Brenton Strange definitely fits in that mold.
"Strange is a 6’4″ 253lb junior prospect from Penn State University. He was heavily recruited player out of West Virginia. He is following in the footsteps of some pretty good former Nittany Lion tight ends – Pat Freiermuth and Mike Gesicki. As far as talent goes, he is not far behind his predecessors."
He finished his redshirt junior year amassing 32 receptions for 362 yards and 5 touchdowns. Nothing too glamorous but stats only give us a part of the story. His physical attributes were built in a laboratory for NFL prospects. From an athletic testing standpoint, he is more athletically gifted than consensus number one tight end Michael Mayer. Their 40-yard dash were the same (4.70). Strange topped him in the 10-yard split, vertical and even the bench press drills.
Brenton Strange is under the radar now but may not be for much longer. His name is starting to pop up more and more so liking him as a 5th or 6th round option to pair with the two other young guns may end up being a pipe dream. I didn’t pick him in my mock, but I would absolutely be on board if the front office made him one of their picks.