With the NFL Draft only a week away, we’re taking a closer look at some of the prospects the Redskins could look to draft in the first round. Today, we move on to Iowa tight end T.J. Hockenson. At 6-foot-5, 251 pounds, Hockenson is an incredibly impressive athlete. But how does that translate on the field?

From a receiving standpoint, Hockenson can be a nightmare matchup for opposing defenses. He’s a truly versatile weapon as a receiver. While he doesn’t necessarily have the quickness that a Jordan Reed has, he still has long speed and combines it with great balance and strength to make him a true yards-after-the-catch threat.

Here, Hockenson lines up split out of the formation in the slot to the left. He runs a simple stick route, breaking outside in front of the defender lined up across from him. His break is sharp enough that he creates some separation and the moment the ball is in his hands, he becomes a huge threat. Hockenson turns a simple…



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