Looking at the Detroit Lions Offensive Depth Chart after the NFL Draft

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Detroit Lions, T.J. Hockenson
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Here’s a look at the Detroit Lions’ tight end situation.

  1. T.J. Hockenson
  2. James Mitchell
  3. Brock Wright
  4. Garrett Griffin
  5. Shane Zylstra
  6. Matt Sokol
  7. Jared Pinkney

T.J. Hockenson is the leader of this group as the Pro Bowler looks to bounce back after an injury ended his last season. Fifth-round pick, James Mitchell, is also recovering from an injury, but if healthy, his upside as a pass-catcher and blocker make him an ideal TE2 to play next to Hockenson in the Detroit Lions offense.

Both players can play inline or in the slot, and their blocking skills make it hard for the defense to predict what the offense will look to do. The rest of the tight end room will be battling for the spots behind them.

The front runners for the spot are Brock Wright and ex-Saint Garrett Griffin. Wright is a second-year undrafted free agent who showed potential in his rookie year. Griffin hasn’t shown much in his four years with the Saints, but his former position coach, Campbell, should know what he is capable of and brought him in for a reason.

While we have gone through the skill positions of the offense, let’s take a dive into the trenches to see how things shape up on the post-NFL Draft depth chart for those players.