NFL Draft Steelers Select TE Zach Gentry With 141st Overall Pick Published 4 months ago on April 27, 2019 By Donnie Druin 1shares Share Tweet Flipboard Comment EmailAfter waiving goodbye to former tight end Jesse James, many wondered how the Pittsburgh Steelers were going to replace him. After forgoing after agency, the Steelers selected Michigan TE Zach Gentry in the fifth round of the 2019 NFL Draft. Mention Steelers Now and save $10! Gentry’s path to the NFL was a little different than most prospects, at least for the tight end position. Gentry was a top ten ranked quarterback in his class and was recruited as such, yet when he showed up to Ann Arbor, Michigan HC Jim Harbaugh converted him to a tight end. Gentry’s size (6-8, 265 lbs) is nearly identical to the fellow Big Ten tight end he is filling in for. Gentry’s numbers don’t fill up the stat sheet (third team all-conference in 2018, just 30+ catches and 2 touchdowns) yet the Steelers are hopeful to turn what many consider a project, into a viable red zone threat in the future. 1shares Share Tweet Flipboard Comment Email Related Topics:2019 NFL Draftfeaturedfifth roundPittsburgh SteelersZach Gentry Up Next Steelers DC Keith Butler 4/27/19 Don't Miss Steelers RB Coach Eddie Faulkner 4/27/19 Donnie Druin Continue Reading Advertisement You may like James Washington Continues Strong Preseason Performance Injury Updates: Benny Snell, Anthony Chickillo Evaluated; Devin Bush Absence ‘Precaution’ From the Locker Room: Rudolph Critical of his Play, Hilton Compliments Burns Steelers Overcome Sloppy, Delayed Start to Top Chiefs, 17-7 FINAL: Steelers 17, Kansas City Chiefs 7 Players, Coaches from around NFL Attend Darryl Drake’s Funeral Click to comment Leave a Reply This comment form is under antispam protection This comment form is under antispam protection Subscribe Notify of new follow-up comments new replies to my comments Steelers Now in Your Mailbox! Enter your email address to subscribe and get notifications of new posts in your mailbox. Email Address Subscribe Latest Popular Videos Steelers4 hours ago James Washington Continues Strong Preseason Performance Analysis5 hours ago Steelers Preseason Week 2 Winners and Losers Steelers15 hours ago Injury Updates: Benny Snell, Anthony Chickillo Evaluated; Devin Bush Absence ‘Precaution’ Steelers5 days ago Steelers All 91: ILB Tegray Scales Steelers6 days ago Steelers All 91: OLB/FB Sutton Smith Steelers6 days ago Steelers All 91: S Dravon Askew-Henry Steelers15 hours ago From the Locker Room: Rudolph Critical of his Play, Hilton Compliments Burns Steelers1 week ago From the Locker Room: Dobbs, Washington React to Win Over Tampa Steelers2 weeks ago Steelers Camp Minute: Expectations are High Heading into Season Like us on Facebook! Like us on Facebook!