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He can block. He can catch. He can run.
He’s a solid tight end."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections NewsNotesOpinionAnalysisDiscussionPodcastNFL DraftSalary CapNFL DraftScouting ReportsBuffalo Bills NFL Draft Coverage2019 NFL Draft: T.J. Hockenson fits every team’s scheme at tight endNew Youth Dion Dawkins Jerseys ,23commentsHe can block. He can catch. He can run. He’s a solid tight end.EDTShareTweetShareShare2019 NFL Draft: T.J. Hockenson fits every team’s scheme at tight endThe Buffalo Bills have a need at tight end entering the 2019 NFL Draft. Luckily for them, they should have the opportunity to pick T.J. Hockenson, an all-around tight end capable of doing it all from the tight end position (and H-back, and split out wide).With his versatility, Hockenson will match up with every team, but let’s take a closer look at what general manager Brandon Beane, head coach Sean McDermott, and offensive coordinator Brian Daboll have done at the tight end position over the last few years.Team fitHockenson grew up in a small Iowa town south of Des Moines and seems made to pair with the Bills’ decision makers for multiple reasons. As a redshirt sophomore and 21-years of age, he still has room to grow into his frame, but he already fits the mold of what they have looked for in the past at the position. For years, McDermott and Beane worked with all-around tight end Greg Olsen with the Carolina Panthers. Olsen and Hockenson are nearly identical in terms of measurements:T.J. Hockenson6’5”, 251 pounds with 32 1鈦?-inch armsGreg Olsen6’5”, 255 pounds Dion Dawkins Jerseys Stitched , 32 1鈦?-inch armsThat’s not where the similarities end. Both are solid blocking in-line in addition to going out in pass routes. During McDermott and Beane’s final three years in Carolina, Olsen became the first tight end in NFL history with three straight 1000-yard seasons, catching 241 passes and scoring 16 touchdowns over that span. They also had a top-ten rushing offense during that time, topping out at second in the league in 2015, with a big-armed quarterback who was a threat to run the ball.Looking at offensive coordinator Brian Daboll, he’s had successful tight ends at every stop. As tight ends coach for the New England Patriots from 2014-2016, he was the position coach for Rob Gronkowski, who was capable of blocking but wasn’t always all-in. Before that, Tony Moeaki (2012 Kansas City Chiefs OC) and Anthony Fasano (2011 Miami Dolphins OC) were mostly pass catchers instead of the all-around threat Hockenson provides. Comparing Hockenson to Charles Clay, a tight end signed by the previous coaching and general manager regime, also provides a good athletic and measurement comparison. At 6’3” and 245 lbs, with 33-inch arms as measured at the Combine, Clay grew into his frame a bit Matt Milano Jersey , adding ten pounds during his NFL career. Sample play: Ace Slot YAC 136 Power FloodBy Dan LavoieThis play-action pass takes advantage of Buffalo’s speedy receivers and T.J. Hockenson’s dual-threat nature. Hockenson motioning across the line and the guard pulling after the snap are designed to fake a Power run play to the right, bringing the linebackers closer. Hockenson releases after his motion, though, running a corner route while slot receiver Zay Jones runs across the formation and John Brown clears space on the right side of the formation. Finding space in front of the safety, Hockenson can catch the pass and rumble for extra yardage.Hockenson is marked here in his college number 38.Here’s a look at something similar in practice:If your tight end isn’t a great blocker, the strong safety might sit back and let the linebackers attack the running play. If you have a strong running game and great blocking from your tight end, they’d need to respect it more. According to a report, Erie County will pay $3 million for improvements to New Era Field, including a new playing surface."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections NewsNotesOpinionAnalysisDiscussionPodcastNFL DraftSalary CapNewsBuffalo Bills to receive new turf for 2019 seasonNew,10commentsAccording to a report, Erie County will pay $3 million for improvements to New Era Field, including a new playing surface.ESTShareTweetShareShareBuffalo Bills to receive new turf for 2019 seasonWhile the debate rages on about whether the Buffalo Bills will build a new stadium or renovate New Era Field, the team’s current home Jim Kelly Jersey , there’s a report from WXXI News out of Rochester that the team will be replacing its artificial turf playing surface before the 2019 season. In an audio interview with William Geary, Erie County’s Public Works Commissioner, Erie County will be footing the bill for approximately $3 million worth of improvements in Orchard Park, site of New Era Field, including funding for a new turf playing surface for the Bills. Most artificial turf playing surfaces can be expected to last between eight and ten years. As the team enters its sixth year of a ten-year lease at New Era Field with Erie County, this will be the first time the turf playing surface at New Era Field has been replaced since 2011. In the interview with WXXI, Geary mentioned there were other improvements planned at New Era Field as part of the $3 million in funding, including repairs to the stadium parking lots and to the asphalt that lies underneath the turf field. The projects are supposed to commence May 1, with everything expected to be completed by the time the team returns to Buffalo following training camp.