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NFL Draft tracker: Reaction to Iowa, Iowa State picks

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Iowa tight end T.J. Hockenson celebrates a touchdown against Minnesota at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn., on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette)
Iowa tight end T.J. Hockenson celebrates a touchdown against Minnesota at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn., on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette)
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The 2019 NFL Draft saw four Iowa Hawkeyes and two Iowa State Cyclones selected from Thursday through Saturday in Nashville, Tenn.

NFL Draft coverage

» T.J. Hockenson and Noah Fant and Iowa's NFL Draft first-round jamboree

» Chicago Bears trade up to draft Iowa State RB David Montgomery

» Iowa State WR Hakeem Butler drafted by Arizona Cardinals in fourth round

» Iowa's Anthony Nelson, Amani Hooker go in fourth round of NFL Draft

 

T.J. Hockenson

Status: DRAFTED, Round 1, Pick 8, Detroit Lions

Position: TE

School: Iowa

Height/weight: 6-5, 251

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What they're saying

Carlos Monarrez, Detroit Free Press: "Hockenson is the complete package and fills a need ... but tight ends are slow to develop and produce as rookies ..." Grade: C-

Kyle Meinke, MLive: "Hockenson checks so many boxes for Detroit. He's considered one of the premier blockers in the class ... But he can also catch the football ..."

Pete Prisco, CBSSports: "He's a good player, but let's stop with all the comparisons to Rob Gronkowski." Grade: B-

Steve Muench, ESPN: "Look for him to win the starting job early."

Danny Kelly, The Ringer: "He is one of the highest-floor players in this draft." Grade: B+

 

Noah Fant

Status: DRAFTED, Round 1, Pick 20, Denver Broncos

Position: TE

School: Iowa

Height/weight: 6-4, 249

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What they're saying

Pete Prisco, CBSSports: "I think it's a good pick for the Broncos, but I probably would have taken (Missouri QB) Drew Lock here." Grade: B

Ryan O'Halloran, Denver Post: "Fant, who can play in the slot and in-line, should be a good fit for new offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello if he chooses to use frequent two tight-end packages."

Steve Muench, ESPN: "Fant gives offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello and QB Joe Flacco a tight end that can stretch the middle of the field ..."

Danny Kelly, The Ringer: "Fant, while not on the level of former teammate T.J. Hockenson, does also offer some upside as a blocker. I love the fit and the value." Grade: A+

 

Amani Hooker

Status: DRAFTED, Round 4, Pick 116, Tennessee Titans

Position: S

School: Iowa

Height/weight: 5-11, 210

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Rankings

Todd McShay, ESPN: 91

Chris Trapasso, CBSSports: 47

Daniel Jeremiah, NFL.com: NR in Top 100

 

Anthony Nelson

Status: DRAFTED, Round 4, Pick 107, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Position: DE

School: Iowa

Height/weight: 6-7, 271

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David Montgomery

Status: DRAFTED, Round 3, Pick 73

Position: RB

School: Iowa State

Height/weight: 5-10, 222

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What they're saying

Steve Muench, ESPN: "Montgomery is a good fit for Chicago's scheme and has the potential to develop into an excellent complement to Tarik Cohen."

Erik Edholm, Yahoo Sports: "He was a top-50 player for us and should be a featured back, even in an offense with Tarik Cohen and Mike Davis." Grade: A-

Pete Prisco, CBSSports: "I don't love it, I think he's a plodder more than anything else." Grade: B-

 

Hakeem Butler

Status: DRAFTED, Round 4, Pick 103, Arizona Cardinals

Position: WR

School: Iowa State

Height/weight: 6-5, 227

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NFL Draft 1st Round

1. Arizona Cardinals — Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma

2. San Francisco 49ers — Nick Bosa, DE, Ohio State

3. New York Jets — Quinnen Williams, DT, Alabama

4. Oakland Raiders — Clelin Ferrell, DE, Clemson

5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers — Devin White, ILB, Louisiana State

6. New York Giants — Daniel Jones, QB, Duke

7. Jacksonville Jaguars — Josh Allen, DE, Kentucky

8. Detroit Lions — T.J. Hockenson, TE, Iowa

9. Buffalo Bills — Ed Oliver, DT, Houston

10. Pittsburgh Steelers (from Denver) — Devin Bush, ILB, Michigan

11. Cincinnati Bengals — Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama

12. Green Bay Packers — Rashan Gary, DE, Michigan

13. Miami Dolphins — Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson

14. Atlanta Falcons — Chris Lindstrom, OG, Boston College

15. Washington Redskins — Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State

16. Carolina Panthers — Brian Burns, OLB, Florida State

17. New York Giants (from Cleveland) — Dexter Lawrence, DT, Clemson

18. Minnesota Vikings — Garrett Bradbury, C, North Carolina State

19. Tennessee Titans — Jeffery Simmons, DT, Mississippi State

20. Denver Broncos (from Pittsburgh) — Noah Fant, TE, Iowa

21. Green Bay Packers (from Seattle) — Darnell Savage, S, Maryland

22. Philadelphia Eagles (from Baltimore) — Andre Dillard, OT, Washington State

23. Houston Texans ¯— Tytus Howard, OT, Alabama State

24. Oakland Raiders (from Chicago) — Josh Jacobs, RB, Alabama

25. Baltimore Ravens (from Philadelphia) — Marquise Brown, WR, Oklahoma

26. Indianapolis Colts — Montez Sweat, DE, Mississippi State

27. Oakland Raiders (from Dallas) — Johnathan Abrams, S, Mississippi State

28. Los Angeles Chargers — Jerry Tillery, DT, Notre Dame

29. Seattle Seahawks (from Kansas City) — L.J. Collier, DE, Texas Christian

30. New York Giants (from Seattle via Green Bay via New Orleans) — Deandre Baker, CB, Georgia

31. Atlanta Falcons (from LA Rams) — Kaleb McGary, OT, Washington

32. New England Patriots — N'Keal Harry, WR, Arizona State

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