In the last days of April and the first of May, 256 players were drafted into the National Football League. Given how many thousands of youngsters play football in high school, and how many hundreds play in college, being one of the 256 represents an incredible achievement for every single one of them. Some, like Trevor Lawrence of the Jaguars, have the hopes of a franchise resting on them from day one. Others, like “Mr. Irrelevant” Grant Stuard, face a difficult task in making the final 53-man roster. Regardless, for now, these 256 players are all winners.
However, the biggest winner to emerge from the NFL Draft is not one of the 256 players who will enter the league this season. The biggest winner saw his own NFL dream come true in 2019, and he enjoyed something of a breakout season in 2020. But the actions taken, or to be more precise, not taken, by his team make the sky the limit for this player in 2021.
The biggest winner after the draft might be Tj Hockenson.
That man is about to be the focal point of the Lions passing offense.
— Michelle Magdziuk (@BallBlastEm) May 2, 2021
I fully agree with Michelle: Detroit Lions tight end T.J. Hockenson is the ultimate winner from the NFL Draft. He is going to smash in 2021, and fantasy owners can smash along with him.