Yesterday I gave a little background on FS Kenny Robinson, an interesting story and a player that will be taken on Day 3 of April's draft. I will try to do a few more threads on some other Day 3 players that might be on the Giants draft radar. I hope BBI finds them interesting.
Today's player is interesting because he grew up in a household a bit different than most of us. Different-unless your Dad and your uncle are former professional wrestlers.
Bronson Rechsteiner a fullback from Kennesaw State (a small college about 25 miles outside of Atlanta) is today's player I will discuss.
Rechsteiner's Dad wrestled as Rich Steiner, along with his brother Steve (Bronson's uncle) as they formed the Tag Team known as the Steiner Brothers. Back in the 80's, both Steiner's were very successful college wrestlers, on scholarship at the University of Michigan.
Bronson, in additional to playing high school football, was also a successful high school wrestler-just like his Dad and uncle.
At Kennesaw State, the team ran a double wing offense with Rechsteiner as the fullback. There is not a lot of full game tape of Kennesaw, but some You Tube highlights show the speed of Rechsteiner, and especially show his willingness as a crushing blocker.
Bronson Rechsteiner is hoping to be the first player ever drafted from Kennesaw. He was snubbed and not invited to the NFL Combine.
Kennesaw State was fortunate in that their Pro Day was March 11th, prior to the mass cancellation of other Pro Days throughout the country. Here are the numbers from Rechsteiner at the Pro Day:
Height 5' 10 1/4
Weight 223 pounds
40 Yard Dash: 4.48
Bench Reps: 35
Vertical Jump: 35.4″
Broad Jump: 10'
3 Cone Drill: 6.95
Shuttle Run: 4.22
Certainly stand out numbers. One article I read indicated that 26 NFL teams attended the Kennesaw Pro Day. Another stated 20 NFL teams and 2 CFL Teams. Whatever the actual number, its clear that there is a lot of NFL interest in fullback Bronson Rechsteiner of Kennesaw State.
Another name to remember on Day 3 of the NFL Draft.