T.J. Hockenson
T.J. Hockenson
23-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Detroit Lions
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Hockenson came off the board eighth overall in the 2019 draft, the earliest a tight end had been selected since Vernon Davis in 2006. The Iowa product quickly justified the selection with 131 yards Week 1 at Arizona, but it turned out the trend he started was tight ends posting big numbers against the Cardinals, rather than his own consistent success. The rookie never had more than 56 yards in a game the rest of the season, seemingly held back by both injuries and his own struggles separating from coverage. On a more positive note, Hockenson's 6.3 YAC average was seventh among TEs, and a 3.4 percent drop rate was good for 12th. Plus, he shouldn't have much trouble creating separation once he sharpens his routes, considering his numbers from the 2019 combine - including a 4.70 40 and 37.5-inch vertical at 251 pounds - equate to an 88th percentile SPARQ score. Of course, the impressive athleticism didn't matter when Hockenson was stuck on the sideline, first suffering a concussion, then a shoulder injury and finally a season-ending ankle injury Week 13. He has the talent, pedigree and solid QB play to make waves with a second-year breakout, but Hockenson also faces steady target competition from a strong wideout group in Detroit, and the rehab process could impact his offseason preparation. Read Past Outlooks
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#130.71
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$Signed a four-year, $19.82 million contract with the Lions in May of 2019.
Taken off COVID-19 list
TEDetroit Lions
August 8, 2020
Hockenson was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
ANALYSIS
This means Hockenson cleared multiple physicals as well as tests in order to be reinstated from the reserve/COVID-19 list. Hockenson, Kenny Golladay and a number of other Lions have been removed from the list in recent days, setting the stage for each player to return to practice.
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How do T.J. Hockenson's 2019 advanced stats compare to other tight ends?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
38.5
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.86
 
% Team Air Yards
8.7%
 
% Team Targets
10.5%
 
Avg Depth of Target
8.0 Yds
 
Catch Rate
55.2%
 
Drop Rate
3.4%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
6.3
 
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How often does T.J. Hockenson run a route when on the field for a pass play?
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T.J. Hockenson
288 routes   59 targets
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89%
6 routes   3 targets
67%
169 routes   27 targets
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2019 T.J. Hockenson Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do T.J. Hockenson's measurables compare to other tight ends?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 5"
 
Weight
251 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.70 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.18 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.02 sec
 
Vertical Jump
37.5 in
 
Broad Jump
123 in
 
Bench Press
17 reps
 
Hand Length
9.50 in
 
Arm Length
32.25 in
 
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2019 Fantasy Outlook
The Lions whiffed when they used the No. 10 pick on Eric Ebron five years ago, but they took a similar swing this spring, tabbing Hockenson with the No. 8 selection. Hockenson won the Mackey Award as a redshirt sophomore, showing better hands and blocking chops than his physically gifted Iowa teammate and fellow first-round pick, Noah Fant. And then Hocksenson's stock improved at the combine, where he turned the drill list into his own personal edition of the Superstars, finishing top-two among TEs in the vertical jump (37.5 inches), broad jump (123 in.), three-cone drill (7.02 seconds) and short shuttle (4.18 sec.). His 4.70 time in the 40-yard dash, while comparatively unimpressive, was more than sufficient for a 251-pound player. Just keep in mind that tight end is the hardest skill position for rookies to make an immediate impact, and Hockenson will need to battle Jesse James for snaps this summer. Go crazy in keeper and dynasty drafts, but try to keep your cleats on the ground in redraft leagues.
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Lands on COVID-19 list
TEDetroit Lions
Illness
July 29, 2020
Hockenson (ankle) was placed on the Lions' reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
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Getting closer to 100 percent
TEDetroit Lions
Ankle
June 17, 2020
Lions offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell said Hockenson has resumed running routes, but the tight end's right ankle may not be 100 percent, Chris Burke of The Athletic reports.
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Recovering from ankle injury
TEDetroit Lions
Ankle
January 28, 2020
Hockenson (ankle) was still using a scooter to get around in late December, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports.
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Heading to IR
TEDetroit Lions
Leg
December 2, 2019
Hockenson (ankle) will be placed on injured reserve, Justin Rogers of The Detroit News reports.
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Injures leg Thursday
TEDetroit Lions
Leg
November 28, 2019
Hockenson (leg) was wearing a walking boot and using a scooter to move about after Thursday's 24-20 loss to the Bears, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
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