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Detroit Lions (6-10)


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Lions select Iowa tight end T.J. Hockenson with No. 8 pick

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions ignored some forgettable draft history and took the plunge again to address perhaps their top need.

Detroit selected Iowa tight end T.J. Hockenson with the No. 8 overall pick in the NFL draft Thursday night, deciding he was too good to pass up after considering trading their first-round pick to acquire more selections. Tight ends are becoming a position where teams want difference-makers - and the Lions are hoping they've finally found one who will pan out for them.

"The game is always moving toward the tight end position," Detroit coach Matt Patricia said. "That's the mismatch everybody is trying to figure out."

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NFC North Division
TeamWLTPct
xy-Chicago 1240.750
Minnesota 871.531
Green Bay 691.406
Detroit 6100.375
Full Standings
Leaders
Pass Yds: M. Stafford3777
Pass TDs: M. Stafford21
Rush Yds: K. Johnson641
Rush TDs: L. Blount5
Rec Yds: K. Golladay1063
Rec TDs: K. Golladay5
Int: Q. Diggs3
Sacks: R. Okwara7.5
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 5236 (24)
Passing Yards: 3844 (21)
Rushing Yards: 1660 (23)
Points per game: 20.3 (25)
Yards per game: 327.3 (24)
Touchdowns: 33 (23)
Field Goals: 28 (9)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 5360 (10)
Passing Yards: 3897 (9)
Rushing Yards: 1761 (10)
Points per game: 22.5 (16)
Yards per game: 335.0 (10)
Touchdowns: 40 (16)
Field Goals: 19 (2)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
4/14 C. Washington re-signed/excl. FA One-year tender (through 2019)
4/9 T. Savage signed/unrest FA One-year contract (through 2019)
4/5 C. Anderson signed/unrest FA One-year contract (through 2019)
3/29 T. Lang retired
3/23 R. Melvin signed/unrest FA One-year contract (through 2019)
3/22 A. Donnal re-signed/unrest FA One-year contract (through 2019)
3/21 L. Thomas signed/unrest FA One-year contract (through 2019)
3/20 M. Brown signed/offer sheet Two-year contract (through 2020)
3/19 T. Lewis signed/unrest FA One-year contract (through 2019)
3/18 M. Cooper Sr. re-signed/unrest FA One-year contract (through 2019)
Injuries
Date Player Status
No Recent Injuries for this team
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