Lions go with tight end T.J. Hockenson at No. 8

Posted at 9:20 PM, Apr 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-25 21:21:03-04

Iowa tight end T.J. Hockenson, who seemed destined for Jacksonville before Josh Allen went to the Jaguars, went at the 8th pick, one spot later, to Detroit.

Hockenson is an all-around tight end, with blocking skills, speed and savvy. He finds open areas in defenses and doesn’t drop the ball.

He caught 49 passes for 760 yards and six touchdowns for the Iowa Hawkeyes last season.