Detroit Lions 2019 NFL Draft: First Round mock, Picks 1-13
Green Bay is in much the same boat as the Detroit Lions, they are overhauling a roster while trying to build around existing players like their quarterback. Of course, Green Bay has been the subject of some water cooler talk as of late due to rumors about a rift between quarterback Aaron Rodgers and former head coach Mike McCarthy. The task for the new regime is to put together a winning roster around Rodgers before he decides to retire, which he has not indicated he is ready to do.
In that vein, T.J. Hockenson makes sense because he gives Rodgers a good receiving target but is still a complete tight end who can block, too. He measures 6-5, 251 pounds, and has decent speed at 4.7 in the forty-yard dash. Many people believe he is very similar to another Hawkeye tight end, George Kittle, who had a breakout year with the San Francisco 49ers in 2018.