In the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft, The Detroit Lions Select T.J. Hockenson, Tight End, out of Iowa.
Hockenson, a redshirt Soph. had a very productive year for the Hawkeyes: 49 receptions, 760 yards and 6 touchdowns.
Hockenson comes from a long line of very productive Tight Ends out of Iowa: Scott Chandler, Dallas Clark and George Kittle.
As all Lions fans know, the last time Detroit selected a Tight End in the 1st round...Eric Ebron with the 10th overall pick in the 2014 draft.