What NFL draft experts are saying about T.J. Hockenson’s selection to the Detroit Lions

Former Iowa tight finish T.J. Hockenson went No. 8 general to the Detroit Lions within the first round of the NFL Draft Thursday. Listed here are what NFL analysts are saying concerning the decide.

“They know how you can cope with tight ends and create tight ends in Kirk Ferentz’s system at Iowa. They’ve carried out an awesome job.” 

“Basketball background at almost 6-foot-5, 250. You speak about an athlete. Think about the Kirk Ferentz-Bill Belichick connection. … He’s a throwback to the 60s, 70s, 870s and 90s. He can block it down the sector and make the catch. He’s multi-dimensional menace.”

Dargan Southard covers Iowa and UNI athletics, recruiting and preps for the Des Moines Register, HawkCentral.com and the Iowa City Press-Citizen. E mail him at msouthard@gannett.com or comply with him on Twitter at @Dargan_Southard.

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