T.J. Hockenson   #88 TE

Height: 6-5   Weight: 247   Age: 22

Born: 7/3/1997 Chariton , IA

College: Iowa

Experience: Rookie

High School: Chariton HS [Chariton, IA]

REC

32

YDS

367

AVG

11.5

TDS

2

Draft 2019

Pick No.8

Selected By: Detroit Lions

Round: 1

Pick (Overall): 8 (8)

Pick Analysis: The Hawkeyes have produced some good NFL tight ends over the past 15 years, from Dallas Clark excelling with the Indianapolis Colts a decade ago to San Francisco breakout star George Kittle. Hockenson and fellow junior Iowa tight end Noah Fant will become the next in line. The Chariton, Iowa, native was a three-time first-team all-state pick in high school and spent his first year on campus growing into a Big Ten tight end's frame. Iowa's two-tight end attack allowed him to excel as a redshirt freshman in 2016, making 24 for 320 yards (13.3 average) and three scores in 13 games (12 starts). Even sharing snaps with Fant in 2018, Hockenson won the John Mackey Award as the nation's top tight end and the Big Ten Tight End of the Year award, along with first-team all-conference honors. He started 13 contests in 2018, leading the team with 49 catches for 760 yards (15.5 average) and six touchdowns.

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  1. Jeremiah: Why T.J. Hockenson will be a Day 1 starter for the Lions

    Published: May 2, 2019 at 04:48 p.m.

    NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah explains why tight end T.J. Hockenson is destined to be a Day 1 starter for the Detroit Lions.

  2. T.J. Hockenson wants fans to know he's ready to get to work

    Published: April 26, 2019 at 12:36 a.m.

    Detroit Lions tight end T.J. Hockenson wants fans to know he's ready to get to work.

  3. Next Gen Stats: Grading Iowa TE T.J. Hockenson

    Published: April 9, 2019 at 06:24 p.m.

    Take a look at Next Gen Stats' breakdown of Iowa tight end T.J. Hockenson.

  4. T.J. Hockenson's 2019 NFL Scouting Combine workout

    Published: March 2, 2019 at 12:48 p.m.

    Iowa tight end T.J. Hockenson works out at the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine.

  5. T.J. Hockenson runs an official 4.70 40-yard dash at 2019 combine

    Published: March 2, 2019 at 10:21 a.m.

    Iowa tight end T.J. Hockenson runs an official 4.70 40-yard dash at the 2019 combine.

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