Nasty on the field, a gentleman off the field. It’s a perfect combination for an NFL offensive lineman.
Meet guard Logan Stenberg.
The Detroit Lions added another big body to the offensive line by drafting Stenberg with the 121st overall pick in the fourth round on Saturday afternoon.
Stenberg, who is 6-6 and 315 pounds, calls himself a blue-collar guy, a hard-working individual.
Certainly his nasty streak is one of his many assets.
“I grew up with three older brothers, so I was the youngest of all four, growing up I had to fight for everything whether it was food or my place in line,’’ Stenberg said on a conference call on Saturday. “I grew up with that nastiness. I had to fight for what I want. It carried over to football.
“I think you could ask most of my teammates I’m very different on and off the field. Off the field I’m a very respectful fun guy, on the field it’s all business and I want to end the guy across from me every play,’’ Stenberg added.
He started 39 straight games at left guard for the Wildcats but is open to all possibilities in Detroit.
“I think I can play any position on the offensive line, i plan to play wherever coach Patricia needs me the most,’’ Stenberg said.
He played in the Senior Bowl which gave the Lions coaching staff a chance to get to know him.
“I thought the Senior Bowl was great for me personally, because I got to spend some time around the coaching staff, seeing how they do things, what they value, getting a feel for it before I get it up to Detroit,’’ Stenberg said.
He spent this weekend on his parents’ 150-acre farm in southern Tennessee where they raise Charolais cattle.
“We’re out here, kind of isolated, watching the ticker waiting for my name to be called,’’ Stenberg said. “I couldn’t be happier to be going to Detroit.’’
He was asked if he was familiar with Larry Warford, another Kentucky offensive lineman.
Stenberg referred to him as Mr. Warford, possibly a first.
In the third round on Friday night, the Lions drafted guard Jonah Jackson out of Ohio State who also played in the Senior Bowl.