3. Andrew Stueber
Andrew Stueber essentially redshirted his rookie year after a post-draft injury kept him off the field until December. That meant this year’s training camp was a crucial one for the 2022 seventh-round pick, and to his credit he stepped up nicely.
Reports around Stueber were glowing early in camp. He was “like 50 times further along than where he was last year,” according to Bill Belichick.
But the hype has since quieted down, and Stueber was pretty inconsistent in the preseason.
It’s nice to see the strides he’s made, and I’d like to keep him on the practice squad to see if he keeps developing at a high rate, but he’s another victim of the numbers game here. It takes some tough cuts to get down to 53, and the Pats are deep enough at tackle.
Trent Brown and Riley Reiff are the starters. Sidy Sow is definitely making it. Connor McDermott is my pick to make it if we carry nine offensive lineman (and is the final cut if we decide to only carry eight). And then Stueber is next in the pecking order.
Close, but no cigar for Stueber.