Stanford fans were sad to hear the news of Zach Ertz choosing to forego his senior year as a Cardinal to enter the NFL Draft. I can’t blame him, considering he is projected to be one of the top TEs drafted this year.
During his junior year, Ertz led Stanford (12-2) to the Rose Bowl with 69 receptions for 898 yards and six touchdowns. He averaged an impressive 64.1 receiving yards per game.
Not only can Ertz use his long arms to snatch balls from the air, but also his stout 6’6” frame is beneficial when it comes to blocking.
He played in a BCS bowl game every season while at Stanford. In the 2010 Orange Bowl, the freshman had two receptions and a touchdown. At the Fiesta Bowl the next year, Ertz had four receptions and a touchdown. This year at the Rose Bowl, he had six receptions for 61 yards.
This goes to show that Ertz is capable of performing on an even bigger national stage next year.