By Jay Skurski
Akron’s J.C. Tretter has found a pretty good landing spot in the NFL.
Tretter was drafted in the fourth round this afternoon, 122nd overall, by the Green Bay Packers. The Cornell product gets to block for Aaron Rodgers and another local product in Niagara Falls native James Starks, a running back.
Tretter, 6-foot-4 and 307 pounds, likely projects as a guard or center at the NFL level after playing his last two college seasons at left tackle. He’s a former high school quarterback who started his college career playing two years at tight end. With his Ivy League background, as you might expect, he’s also a smart player.
Tretter was also an all-state basketball player in high school, and is light on his feet. While he did 29 repetitions on the 225-pound bench press in college, he’s got to improve his functional strength at the NFL level. Here’s a profile on Tretter as part of The News ‘Road to the Draft’ series. Here is his nfl.com draft profile.
And lastly here's a feature story on Tretter prior to the NFL Scouting Combine.
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