Jan 1, 2013; Pasadena, CA, USA; Stanford Cardinal tight end Zach Ertz (86) and safety Jordan Richards (8) celebrate the 20-14 victory against the Wisconsin Badgers during the 2013 Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Stanford TE Zach Ertz Enters 2013 NFL Draft


Stanford Cardinal tight end Zach Ertz has become the latest underclassmen to enter the 2013 NFL Draft, according to ESPN’s Joe Schad. . Ertz is the top tight end prospect in the 2013 draft class and is viewed as a potential first-round pick.

The 6-foot-6 , 252-pound tight end hauled in 69 catches for 898 yards and six touchdowns in 2012.

He was voted a consensus All-American for his efforts this year.

Ertz picked up this season where Coby Fleener left off in 2011. Fleener eventually went on to be a second-round pick of the Indianapolis Colts and was paired with his college quarterback Andrew Luck. Ertz should be the first tight end off the board in the 2013 NFL Draft.

You can stay up to date with the latest underclassmen declarations with our 2013 NFL Draft Underclassmen Declarations Tracker.

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