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Who's here after the Cardinals TIE!!! 👇👇👇
Hockenson is a damn beast!
There’s absolutely nothing safe about picking a TE in the top 10. If anything it’s even more of a gamble considering the Ebron mess. However, People should love this pick because it’s actually exactly what we need on offense, a TE who’s actually a TE and can block, catch balls, be a check down, and move the sticks. Everybody just salty cause Josh Allen was right there but got snagged by the Jags. I know I was 😂 but now that I’ve had time to process it, I’m stoked about TJ.
were fine we got Austin Bryant in the 4th that was a STEAL so hockenfuss first round pick I'm cool with. we need weapons we need to score more points we need redzone tds. running or passing redzone tds. idc ill take them over fgs. n tj helps take away fg points n helps us get tds instead. so ill take him. hell some people wanted Rashawn gary ill take hock over gary. hell he funny as fuck if hock PANCAKES GARY. lol
Could not agree more on your statements, I love this pick
I think it was a good choice people complain about everything
It's 12 personnel with two tight ends not 21
Dam, don't know why valenti isn't a GM anywhere....oh yeah becsuse the big nose wop is an idiot
As long as the FORD'S own the lion's they WILL NEVER WIN!!!!!!!
Lol... who’s not going to like how this team plays if we win? That was a media guy statement. Lol.
Safety in rd1, just dumb as hell in rd2, mediocre in rd3, still missing in rd 4 and trying to find a hall of famer in 5 6 7 = 5- 11 !!!!!!!
Mike, 21 personnel is 2 backs, 1 TE. What you're envisioning is referred to as 12 personnel.
You're correct. I just posted same thing
Wtf is safe?...I'm dying to know!!!
I think Hockenson will improve the Lions more than Ed Oliver would have. Oliver was the best talent available at that position, but Hockenson fills an actual need on the team, and does something at TE we haven't seen; he will no longer telegraph ground or air plays before the snap. Lions inability to surprise other teams on offense is a detriment, and Hockenson's ability to block AND catch will be one less way Lions tip their hand to opposing teams. I like the pick.
...what? A TE being drafted 8th overall is rare as hell. It’s happened, but it’s rare. How is doing something that almost never happens safe? I love the idea of Stafford having a potentially elite TE to throw to.
Valenti can get the fuck out my city. Bitch ass ain't even from Detroit why is he speaking about anything involving my city. Get your bitch ass outta here
Passing on oliver should get the gm fired immediately
TE was a bigger need plus people are sleeping on Da'shawn Hand
Hockenson is a better prospect comming out than Ebron was..
Exactly! Ebron came out with tape that shows poor effort and skill blocking as well as a history of dropped passes, but he was targeted so often his stats got padded and that's all anyone saw. Hockenson may not have the production numbers, but it was for lack of targets.
I loved this pick. Hockenson is a major upgrade from Ebron. Better blocker, better hands and route runner, but like all draft picks, time will be the judge.
See you in 2020 drafting top 10 ..
Tackles cant block so you draft a blocking tight end ?????
Same ol lions
Tight ends are luxury picks ...not in the 1st round ...
Another delusional draft
No ones going to be happy with a blocking tight end for the overall number 8.
It's good to see Valenti giving praise in a way to the Lions. Hopefully they keep doing things smartly. If you're in groups on facebook I see hundreds of opinions of Lions fans who are more understanding of the pick and the entire draft, even after Jahlani Tavai in the 2nd round. I liked the way we went on from there, we filled needs with high motor players who were teams leaders, with size and smarts. #OnePride
Why does everyone keep bagging on Pettigrew? He wasn't a world beater but he was a good player whose career got derailed by knee injuries.
Because he was at best an average tight end and they spent a first-round pick on him and you just expect a lot more from a first rounder
Matt Patricia is a Bozo who won the lottery due to a moronic organization. He's a fraud.
Quinn definitely wears whitey tighties.
I’m bagging on lions pick because No te gets enough touches to warrant a 1st round. Look how drafting all those wr’s in 1st screwed us for years.You build a winner from lines out plus a Qb.
regardless of position he was the best player available at a position of need. good pick
Can we add video of Valenti's first segment as he cracks of Gettleman and the Giants picking Jones? I want to share that with some Giants fans I know.
After this video I'm gonna watch a video of scheffler and pettigrew highlights. Staffords best season, he had two good tight ends.
There was little the Lions could do to upset you, Mike? I cannot WAIT to hear what you think about the 2nd round pick on Monday lmao.
You're going to love this guy. You should be more concerned if, in the long run, he loves you. After all , Detroit is a perennial loser. Pinch yourself.
So what if you are going off talent your going over the pro day numbers combine numbers and your top 4 guys are gone that you just would have loved and then your 5th option is a TE and you dont pick him that dont add up
I meant to say run more and pass less that'll add a few more years to Stafford's career.
I think it is an excellent pick. In my opinion I was thinking that they needed an OT, but with Hockenson as Valenti stated, you get that edge blocker, plus a fine Pass Catcher. And I also think by have him and James if they can run more and less, and, protect Stafford that'll add a few more seasons to Matthews career.
Next year Lions will be good team for real. Marvin jone, Galloday, Danny emandola now we get TJ Hockenson
Lol Hockenson didn't play against anyone good that's why he shined, Noah Fant took a lot of pressure off him to. Ebron had the same situation. Team is trash, pick is wasted. 6-10 at best, with two game winning field goals. Lions will score no more then 21 points a game, Stafford will be awful 3&Out king.
Pick wasted? You look really dumb right now.
You don’t believe in Kerryon .. wow?? Dude is a STUD!
I don't understand the take here on TJ. Everything he says contradicts what he's saying about the pick.
Greedy Williams can't match up with Tj nor can LB"s or safeties Tj is a match up NIGHTMARE
Its just not a time to freak out.. let’s hope he’s a gronk kinda guy
Well said Mr. Valenti. I have faith in Quinn.
The fact that Valenti didn't hate on the Hockenson pick tells you all you need to know about how good of a pick this was because I remember after we took Ebust he shit all over that pick the day after we made it.
Ebron balling with the colts last I checked he made the pro bowl
I'm a life long lions fan and I feel it was a horrible pick. Lions proved over and over they are not able to develop a tight end!
Mikes a big BLOWHARD. This guy is a loudmouth who knows more about New York sports then Detroit. I turned him off 3 yrs. ago and haven't regretted one bit.
But thats what people are mad about,he wasn't even a top 10 pick,okay since I like him so much lets get rid of Jesse James,Luke Wilson and more,u dont know shit about Lions football,think about this we had other need outside of a tight end,we drafted a linebacker and saftey in the second and third round,bitch u don't know shit cause we always do some dumb shit and expect you to accept it always,did u not look at out fucking schedule we going 6 and 10,picking top again now what,we could've got Devin Bush,no a fucking tight end really how many fucking tight ends we need
Tank for Trevor in 2 years and we'll be good
Taking him over Ed Oliver and Devin Bush was dumb. A Linebacker is far more important to a team than a tight end. However, TJ makes sense given the Lions new offensive scheme
My hat goes off to your remarks !! U surprised me and actually said what was accurate & mostly true about this draft pick & the history of the lions ...1st time I'm giving you a 👍
BTW who is this slow LB FROM hawaii,NEVER HEARD ABOUT HIM OH,WAIT THATS BECAUSE HE WASNT EVEN RANKED AT THIS SPOT.QUINN AND PATRICIA MAKE MATT MILLEN LOOK SMART.
might be the dumbest comment ive ever seen
The past is the past. This guy is a stud. Tough in the run game, good hands, fast, solid foundation for a lethal offense. Full faith in this team from top down. Also, a bit ridiculous to say if they go 6-10 everyone’s getting fired...Matt P’s second season, first with a roster he has a say in. Go Lions
Hockenson is way too slow..With Ed Oliver and Montez Sweat still available.This Quinn girl dont know how to draft.Also passed Greedy Williams in 2nd Rd.The browns took him wisely.DORSEY IS A BETTER GM THAN QUINN.YOU'LL SEE THIS SEASON.
Hopefully he'll produce this year, he'll definitely produce in his second year.
He's good, but I ain't passing on Ed Oliver. Smh. This is why the Lions are always picking where they pick. They never have the balls to make big moves.
Christopher Salsbury you a fucking crybaby boy😂😂😂
@I'm like Melo I never said to give everything away for a player. My point was simple. THEY NEVER MAKE BIG MOVES!!!! This franchise is trash and you know it. They can't develop talent, and the talent they do develop, leaves after a rookie contract. Then again. year after year all I hear Lions fans talk about is winning a playoff game. Winning their precious playoff game. How about getting a division title??? Learn HOW to win. Again, I hope I'm wrong about them this year, but I don't think I am. Maybe they back their asses into a 6th seed again and get taken out in the first round again. I understand loyalty to a team, but give me a damn break already. Why does this fan base not hold this team's feet to the fire??? Nope, you'll keep buying tickets and merchandise no matter how piss poor they are year after year. So sit back Lions fans and get ready for more subpar to mediocre Lions football!!!! One Pride??? My ass.
Christopher Salsbury lmao what law said it was the Detroit Lions responsibility to give away everything for Khalil Mack I’m done talking to you, you obviously think stupid thoughts
Yes there is. Why do people think rookies have to start from day 1??? Oliver would have been just fine getting to apprentice under some of those guys. Again, this team does not have the balls to make big moves. We let a divisional rival get Kalil Mack, we passed on Kareem Hunt. I hope and pray I'm wrong about then this year, but I don't see this team doing shit. Dont tell me you can't make room on the d line for a guy like Oliver when you're coming off a 6-10 season and still have not improved since 1991.
We gotta stop looking for reasons to be mad being upset about Ed Oliver is just that the defense wasn’t even the problem
6:28 *so it's the town not the player...hmmmm*
The Lions will abandon the "run the ball 1st" mentality by week 3!