Furstenburg, who finished his Maryland career with 60 catches for 769 yards and five touchdowns, is ranked the No. 11 draft-eligible tight end by CBSSports.com.
The 6-foot-4, 242-pound prospect, who earned a bachelor’s degree from Maryland in family science, was the fastest tight end at the NFL scouting combine with a 4.62 40.
Furstenburg spoke with The Baltimore Sun this week about his Maryland career, his NFL prospects and more.
What are your plans for the draft?
Just watch with my family, a couple aunts, uncles, couple of my friends. Nothing too big. Just at my house [in New Jersey].
Are you stressed at all heading into this weekend?
I’m doing pretty good. [There’s] nothing I can do, so whatever happens is going to happen.
What have the past few months been like for you?
Past the [NFL scouting] combine and [Maryland’s] Pro Day, it’s just been working out. That’s basically it. Keeping myself in shape, keeping my football skills sharp.
What are you hearing from teams and your agent? Are any teams in particular interested? What round might you go?
[I’m hearing] fifth to seventh round. Some have me as a free agent. A few teams are interested.
Are there any teams in particular that you’ve connected with or you’d like to end up with?
Any team that picks me, I’ll be good.
What do scouts like best about you?
They think that I can line up as a receiver, a slot tight end, [or] put my hand down and be a traditional tight end. They just like my physical part, too.
You played for three offensive coordinators at Maryland in James Franklin, Gary Crowton and Mike Locksley. What were the positives and negatives of that?
Well the positive is that I have a lot of offensive [experience] under me. In the NFL, you can switch offenses quickly. As you know, James Franklin was our first offensive coordinator, and he ran the traditional West Coast offense that NFL teams do. So that was a good base for me. Then we [transitioned] more to the no-huddle side. Just being able to learn different offenses and bring different aspects to each game, I think that’s been very helpful.