Saubert played in 41 games and made 37 starts over his college career. He caught 190 passes for 2,253 yards and 21 touchdowns.
“We’re like man, you know your stuff,” Quinn said. “Let your natural athleticism jump out. He’s really kind of turning into the kind of pass-catching tight end that I’d hope we see. I’m anxious for him to get a chance to (show) that.”
The Falcons elected not to re-sign Levine Toilolo and signed veteran Logan Paulsen as the blocking tight end. Saubert would give them another pass-catching threat behind Austin Hooper.
“With that role, he also has to be active and have a role on special teams,” Quinn said. “He’s long. He’s fast. I now see the athlete.”
Quinn and the staff knew there’d be a transition from the FCS level to the NFL.
“It’s not that uncommon,” Quinn said. “He’s moved past that. Not only is he trusting his training, you see this big jump in athleticism. We are expecting to see him a good bit in the (exhibition) season. He needs game experiences and quarters of play.”
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