Logan Stenberg On His Way To Living His Dream- Participates In NFL Combine
INDIANAPOLIS, IND.– The dream is becoming closer to reality for Logan Stenberg. The former James Clemens All-State football player and University of Kentucky All-SEC offensive lineman recently completed the grueling examinations of all 32 NFL team at the annual NFL Scouting Combine held in Indianapolis, Ind.
He was weighed, measured, examined, scanned and more and through it all Stenberg emerged as a possible second or third round pick in the April NFL Draft.
“They like the toughness and play to the whistle,” said Stenberg at the event where over 300 of the best college football seniors were invited. “They like the meanness in me and I feel comfortable at left guard.”
The position on the offensive line is exactly where he feels he can contribute to an NFL team willing to draft him. He started 39 consecutive games for the Wildcats ending his tenure at the school as part of the team’s 37-30 win over Virginia Tech on New Year’s Eve in the Belk Bowl.
At the NFL Scouting Combine Stenberg finished with a very respectable report according to the NFL scouts- 5.30-seconds 40, 26-inch vertical jump, 104-inch broad jump, 8.00-second three-cone drill and 4.83-second shuttle run. Compared to the remaining offensive linemen at the Combine, those numbers for Stenberg were very good for the 6-foot-6, 317-pound athlete.
He tuned up his athletic and mental skills going through an array of workouts and mental challenges prior to his arrival in Indianapolis. Once at what is actually a four-day job interview, Stenberg said, “We watched film and the scouts asked me to explain what I’m doing and my technique. They teach me their lingo and their language. I think I’m a smart guy and play the game smart. At Kentucky we wanted to have the meanest people in the SEC and wanted the offensive line to be dominant and I think we achieved that goal.”
Stenberg has been described by scouts as a scrappy blue-collar athlete who plays an assignment-oriented, dependable brand of football. He is lacking in both body composition and pre play bstrength and is much better at the first two phases of the block than the finishing phase. He’s smart and aware in pass protection with adequate athleticism to battle edge-to-edge rushers.
“I like to play the way it’s meant to be played,” stated Stenberg at a recent Combine interview press conference. “I play the way it’s supposed to be played.”
Stenberg began playing football at age five and honed his skills as an offensive lineman at James Clemens under the guidance of head coach Wade Waldrop and line coach Cyrus Swearingen, both of whom knew they had a special, talented player in Stenberg.
The NFL Draft is scheduled for April 23-25 and once he is selected, Stenberg will become an instant millionaire with a generous signing bonus and salary and the completion segment in his quest of being a professional football player.