TJ Hockenson has a big decision to make for 2019, and he indicated he was close to a sure decision after Iowa’s Outback Bowl win.
Hockenson is among the most versatile tight ends in the country. He recorded 46 catches for 717 yards and 6 TDs this season while proving effective as a blocker in the run game.
Listed at 6-foot-5 and 250 lbs., Hockenson’s size and versatility make him an ideal fit for many teams in the NFL. Though just a redshirt sophomore, he would likely be a high draft pick if he declares.
After the Outback Bowl, Hockenson indicated he is “95% sure” on his decision for 2019. However, he said he will take a few days before announcing:
TJ Hockenson says he’s 95 percent sure what he is doing about the NFL. Will announce in a few days.
— Chad Leistikow (@ChadLeistikow) January 1, 2019
The Hawkeyes already know they will have to replace fellow TE Noah Fant as he declared following the season. Will Hockenson join him for the 2019 NFL Draft?