The Lions Select TE T.J. Hockenson With the 8th Pick in The NFL Draft

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.

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