NEW YORK, NY (WTAQ) - In the 5th round of the NFL Draft, the Green Bay Packers selected Penn State tight end Andrew Quarless with the 154th overall pick.
The 6'4" 254 pound Quarless capped his superb senior season in the big win over LSU by making a career-best and Penn State bowl record eight receptions for 88 yards. The eight grabs gave him 41 for the season, breaking the school record for catches in a season by a tight end, which had been 38 by Tony Stewart in 2000.
The former Uniondale High School standout was third on the team with 41 receptions for 536 yards (13.1) and three touchdowns, including a career-long 60-yard score in the win at Michigan. Quarless started every game this past season and made 31 career starts. He made 87 career catches for 1,146 yards and eight touchdowns.
According to NFL.com's scouting report, Quarless had two issues with underage drinking, one in 2008 where he was charged for DUI and one in 2007. He is a good sized TE with athleticism and body control going for him but needs to learn to take care of business in the offseason if he wants to impress coaches at the next level. He does not block as strong as someone his size should and is not very aggressive when blocking in line.
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