NFL draft 2022: T.J. Hockenson is back, but who is going to back him up for Detroit Lions?
This is the fifth of an eight-part series previewing the Detroit Lions’ positional needs and priorities heading into the NFL draft, which is scheduled for Thursday through next Saturday in Las Vegas. But the depth behind Hockenson is, well, just scroll up and take a look at that list of names. Wright did enough in the passing game to warrant a look in camp, but he’s not exactly a bankable commodity in the blocking game. At 6-foot-5 and 252 pounds, he’s a flamethrower in the blocking game. Another tight end to watch is Cade Otton, a four-year starter who spent most of his time in-line at Washington.mlive.com
2022 NFL combine: Detroit Lions still trying to complement T.J. Hockenson with blocking tight end
This is the third of an eight-part series previewing the Detroit Lions’ interests heading into the 2022 NFL combine, which kicks off next week. That guy has a good chance to be the first tight end off the board. But the Lions already have a tight end like that. Jalen Wydermeyer (Texas A&M): Started three seasons in the SEC, and twice was a finalist for the Mackey Award as the nation’s top tight end. Jake Ferguson (Wisconsin): A potential Day 3 pick -- where the Lions are most likely to take a tight end -- with lots of experience as a two-way player.mlive.com
Fields' day: No. 3 Ohio State routs No. 2 Clemson 49-28
Ohio State won 49-28. 11, where Clemson coach Dabo Swinney placed Ohio State on his ballot in the final regular-season coaches' poll. Ohio State beat the Crimson Tide in the semifinals on the way to the 2014 national championship. “This performance by this team I hope will go down in Ohio State history as a landmark victory,” Day said. Ohio State did not give details about their absences, but all four had played in the Big Ten championship two weeks ago.
Fields throws 5 TDs passes, No. 3 Ohio State beats Rutgers
Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields throws a pass against Rutgers during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio. Fields threw two touchdown passes to Chris Olave, with Jameson Williams, Garrett Wilson and Jeremy Ruckert also recipients of scoring passes. Wilson caught six passes for 104 yards for Ohio State, and Fields completed passes to nine receivers. They battled Ohio State but couldn't climb out of the hole they dug early. Ohio State: The Buckeyes were sloppy and got stuck in the mud at times, but Fields can make things happen.
In empty white out, No. 3 Ohio State beats Penn State 38-25
Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields (1) looks for a receiver during the first quarter against Penn State in an NCAA college football game in State College, Pa., Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020. The Ohio State quarterback is just fine shredding defenses in front of a more intimate gathering. Ohio State (2-0) didn’t take long to break the game open and hand Penn State (0-2) its first 0-2 start since 2013. Penn State got on the board when Jake Pinegar capped an 11-play, 61-yard drive with a 31-yard field goal. The Nittany Lions got a break when Ohio State turned the ball over on downs with a second left before halftime.