It’s impossible to miss Logan Stenberg’s monster-like size, even on the football field. His 6’6, 322 pound frame pairs nicely with his bulldozer mentality in the trenches.
On Saturday, Stenberg was informed he’ll be taking that mentality (and his huge body) to the NFl. With the 121st pick in the NFL Draft, the Detroit Lions selected Stenberg with the expectation he’ll be a significant piece to their offensive line.
Though the consistency of penalties somewhat shadowed Stenberg’s abilities, that seems to be the only knock on the freak of nature. The former Kentucky Wildcat started a team-high 39 consecutive games and was First Team All-SEC as well as Second-Team All-American for the 2019 season.
Per Mel Kiper, Stenberg ranked as the 114th overall prospect on the board and third overall offensive guard. In the same ESPN rankings, Todd McShay had Stenberg as the 143rd overall prospect.
The Draft Network took a dive into the Pros & Cons for Logan Stenberg, with the positive of course drowning out the negative.
PROS: Physical and nasty mauler that works to finish every block. Violent, well-paced and properly timed punch that can jolt pads and create opportunities to accelerate his feet and bury opponents. Has tremendous grip strength which helps him sustain. Assignment driven player that understands his role. Effective puller/trapper. Thick, burly frame to match his play style. Exploits leverage points on his opponents. No question about his ability to widen gaps and generate vertical push in the run game. Started every game over the last three seasons.
From The Draft Network
CONS: Only average foot speed, that combined with his tall pass sets creates some challenges in pass protection. Lateral mobility is disappointing and staying square to twitchy interior rushers requires him to work overtime. Has to play with better bend. Committed way too many penalties in 2019 (14). Has only ever played left guard.
Overall, it’s no secret Stenberg will fit in nicely to fill the void of run-blocking more so than being an asset in pass protection. However, the NFL provides an immeasurable amount of resources that should increase the ceiling for Stenberg.
Only time will tell but, for now, it looks like the Lions made a solid choice.