Womens Mason Crosby Jersey , but Jace Sternberger offers hope for stability and upside at the position."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections The APC PodcastPackers Film RoomFantasy Football AdviceCDTShareTweetShareShareJace Sternberger offers Packers upside as receiver, needs work as blockerJohn Glaser-USA TODAY SportsMany analysts expected the Green Bay Packers to add a tight end in the 2019 NFL Draft. Though the wait lasted longer than expected, the team did land one of the rookie classs top prospects at the position, selecting Texas A&Ms Jace Sternberger with the 75th overall pick.Though not nearly as heralded as fellow 2019 draft prospects T.J. Hockenson, Noah Fant and others, Sternberger exceeded all of them as a receiver at the college level, averaging a remarkable 17.3 yards per catch during his final season at Texas A&M. Sternberger totaled 832 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns that year, easily outpacing the production of the tight ends selected ahead of him. Much of Sternbergers damage came after the catch and defenders generally have a hard time bringing him to the turf. In that sense Justin McCray Jersey White , Sternberger ranks as perhaps the best pure pass catcher at his position in the draft.Yet unlike some of his fellow rookie tight ends, Sternberger lags behind as an in-line blocker. Texas A&M frequently lined up Sternberger out wide or on the wing, limiting his exposure to pass rushers. He might never develop the blocking skills or functional strength to operate as a Y tight end, a role still unfilled in Matt LaFleurs offense. And despite Sternbergers robust receiving totals, he doesnt run particularly precise routes and will have some trouble releasing at the line of scrimmage early in his career. Accordingly, Sternberger profiles more as a move tight end at the NFL level.And that presents an interesting dilemma for the Packers. Jimmy Graham, the teams high-profile addition last offseason, ostensibly fills that role already. While few tight ends make significant Year 1 impacts Marwin Evans Jersey , the overlap between Graham and Sternbergers skill sets could make it difficult for LaFleur to consistently get them both on the field at the same time. Granted, that problem might only last for one season -- Grahams contract and declining athleticism make him a possible if not likely release candidate next offseason -- but it still could inhibit Sternbergers development in the short run.Even so, Green Bay spent the previous three offseasons settling for short-term solutions at tight end. Sternberger, even with his faults, offers a shot at stability and upside at the position. Clay Matthews watched the video the NFL released hoping to clarify for officials, coaches and players what roughing the passer looks like. Matthews three roughing the passer penalties were not used as examples in the video.The four plays did include the hit by Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr that broke the collarbone of Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers last season.Troy Vincent, the NFLs executive vice president of football operations, said in a statement that the competition committee determined it would not change the rule or change roughing as a point of emphasis. However Nick Perry Jersey White , Vincent also added that to ensure consistency in officiating the rule, the committee clarified techniques that constitute a foul.Matthews, who was not fined for any of his three roughing the passer penalties this season, remains confused about what officials consider roughing.I dont know if that statement really expresses how theyre going to call it moving forward, Matthews said, via Rob Demovsky of ESPN. Im sure what many, if not all of NFL fans and players, are hoping is that theyre not changing the rule but much like the helmet rule we saw in the preseason Mason Crosby Jersey White , itll change. But I said that after the Minnesota hit on Cousins, and nothing changed last week. If thats the case, thats truly unfortunate because I think I speak on behalf of everybody that doesnt like the rule and the way its being called and the way its being officiated.Officials have called 34 roughing the passer penalties this season, which is more than twice the total in the first three weeks of last season, according to Kevin Seifert of ESPN.Matthews said Packers president Mark Murphy, a member of the NFLs competition committee, told Matthews not to change a thing.