The Nebraska football alum has a chance to make a good first impression.
It’s always good to see Nebraska football alumni get the chance to succeed at the national level and on Monday, Nebraska football tight end Jack Stoll was given the opportunity to do that. Stoll was selected as an East-West Shrine Bowl honoree.
Of course, the game will not be played. However, players will be able to participate in virtual training sessions in preparation for the NFL Draft.
This could be the perfect opportunity for Stoll, as Nebraska football does not carry the national recognition that it used to. All things considered, Stoll had a great season. Perhaps even more indicative of his Nebraska career, he played at a high level when he was given the opportunity.
He finished his time in Lincoln with 61 passes for 657 yards and six touchdowns.
I’m really happy that he got this opportunity, because I think he got overshadowed by Austin Allen a bit this season. This doesn’t speak to his skill level, rather it just is indicative of how good Allen was. Because of that, it would be fair to say that 2020 was a bit of a challenging season for Stoll. However when you look at his body of work, there is something to be had there.
When given opportunities, he is consistent and dependable. He may not put up big numbers all the time, but he does produce, and he gave it his all every time he was on the field.
I’ll be interested to see what he can do to improve his stock for the NFL Draft. Right now, I would consider him a fringe player in terms of getting drafted. However, the tight end class for 2020 is not very fruitful at the moment, and that can play right into Stoll’s hand.
He could end up being a draft pick for a tight end-needy team. He certainly has several key aspects to his game for the position, especially in terms of his physicality. That was something that was noticeable for the Nebraska football program every week.
In any event, I will be excited to see where he goes, and I truly do think that he will have the opportunity to play on Sundays. Should he perform well, he could open up several doors for himself. We have seen several instances where pre-draft workouts have really increased a player’s stock, and have opened the eyes of scouts and NFL teams alike.