The re-signing of Jeff Heuerman might move the addition of a first-round tight end down the board. However, the Denver Broncos are heading to the 2019 NFL Draft with pretty much all their holes filled. But with an addition of TJ Hockenson to the fold, he solidifies a group that’s become a revolving door lately with injuries.
Not to be outdone, Hockenson attended a Big Ten school and the Broncos have shown strong interest in that conference than most. There are still a few things that make the addition of Hockenson a slam dunk selection. One, the Denver Broncos saw first hand George Kittle run wild all over them against San Francisco. Two, Kittle is from Iowa and that university has produced plenty of success at tight end. Three, new offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello was present on the 49ers sidelines when Kittle ran wild.
This doesn’t mean Hockenson is the selection for at the tenth pick, but it makes complete sense to address the position. Not only that but to snag the most all-around tight end in the class. Hockenson is a ferocious blocker that is willing to put players into pancake block posters. Not to be outdone is his athleticism as a receiver. He has surefire hands to make any throw a completion and the quickness to be elusive after the catch. To me, you’d be hard pressed to find a more well-rounded player in this draft class and Denver got a good one here.