The New England Patriots picked Andrew Stueber, a right tackle for the Michigan football team who, in his fifth year, established himself as one of the best pass blocks in the country.
At the 2022 NFL draft on Saturday in Las Vegas, the Patriots selected 6’7″, 325-pound Stueber in the seventh round.
In his second year as the starting offensive tackle, he played admirably, allowing only 11 pressures (one sack) to the opposition.
In terms of pass-blocking grade, he was the seventh player from a Power Five institution and rated ninth overall among offensive tackles with at least 900 snaps. The Big Ten’s head coaches voted Stueber to their inaugural team of All-Conference players.
Despite starting 20 of his 22 games at right tackle in college, Stueber will likely play on the interior of NFL offensive lines.
His short shuttle time of 4.9 seconds and vertical leap of 24 12 inches both placed him outside of the top 25 among offensive linemen at the combine. No, he didn’t do the 40-yard dash.
Stueber prepared for his probable role on the next level by practicing at guard and center during Senior Bowl week.
When did Andrew Stueber get drafted?
During the 2022 NFL Draft, the New England Patriots selected Stueber in the seventh round, giving them the 245th overall pick in the draft.