Late in his rookie season, St. Brown was one of the most productive receivers in the league, setting multiple Lions’ franchise rookie records along the way. When Detroit landed him in the fourth round of the 2021 draft he looked like a potential steal, and that proved to be the case. He is also plenty motivated, keeping tabs on the 16 wide receivers who were drafted before him.
In terms of pure target share, St. Brown will never repeat the finishiing run to his rookie season. But he is a young star, and a draft steal.
With a Pro Bowl and back-to-back 60-plus catch seasons on his resume, Hockenson has done all he can to justify being taken eighth overall in the 2019 draft. He missed the final five games last season, otherwise his numbers would have been pretty good as the Lions’ offense improved down the stretch.
As the Lions consider a long-term deal for him, which appears certain to get done, Hockenson seems to have untapped upside.