Found January 07, 2013 on
Stanford fans on Monday got the news they’d been expecting for a while now—tight end and leading receiver Zach Ertz will be skipping his final season of eligibility and entering this year’s NFL draft.
“The Stanford (positives) speak for themselves, and I’m going to miss it,” Ertz said. “I’ve had a lot of great experiences. But I gathered all the facts and made the decision.”
Ertz declined to detail the feedback he received from the NFL draft advisory board, other than to say his projected round was “high enough.”
Earlier on Monday, Ertz sent out this interesting tweet:
I may be the most indecisive person ever #notaboutwhatyourethinking
— Zach Ertz (@ZERTZ_86) January 7, 2013
The consensus from draft experts is that Ertz is projected to go in the late-first round or early-second.
Ertz, with 69 receptions, 898 yards and six touchdowns, led the Cardinal in all major receiving categories in 2012. Here is perhaps his biggest catch of the season:
After Ertz announced his decision, fellow t
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