Then again, Hockenson is also a dual-threat tight end who is both dangerous as a pass catcher and lethal as a blocker, and Detroit has a profound need at the position.
“I think he’s the safest player in the draft,” Jeremiah said. “I watched him the day after watching Rob Gronkowski live in person in the playoff game against the Chargers, and I saw Gronk completely dominate a football game without having to really catch the ball. He was just so dominant in the run game. And then I flip on this kid and he’s not as tall as Gronk, and I don’t compare anybody to Gronk – he’s at a whole different level in terms of what he can do – but I saw this kid with the same temperament and nastiness in the run game and controlling the run game. On top of that, he does nothing but get open and catch everything they throw to them.