If you were given the opportunity to construct the perfect tight end, who would you choose, and which parts of that guy would you select?
Let's make it a bit more specific shall we? What about the ultimate Iowa tight end? Naturally, you're going to think of 49ers' George Kittle, right?
Fellow former Hawkeye and current Detroit Lions tight end T.J. Hockenson was asked to construct the dream TE. That meant taking pieces of great blockers, size, hands and speed and turning them into that candidate.
But Hockenson didn't select Kittle for his outstanding blocking ability or even his speed for that matter -- he wanted Kittle's personality as the ultimate tight end.
Sure, we love to hear Kittle mic'd up -- the guy is unbelievably entertaining, but it's safe to say he deserves a little more love toward his physical capabilities.
Kittle had fun with it though.
C.J. Fiedorowicz, Dallas Clark, Henry Krieger-Coble and Noah Fant were all listed to make this imaginary figure, but c'mon Hock, Kittle can block too.
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Clark had a strong 11-year career with an All-Pro and Pro Bowl selection -- a Super Bowl ring too, but let's remind the people of this:
Mostert gives the 49ers the lead 🙌— 49ers on NBCS (@NBCS49ers) December 15, 2019
George Kittle's block 😲 pic.twitter.com/zSh1pVX3de
Kittle played a key role in the 49ers' outside zone scheme with stats to back it up. That, of course, is in addition to his passing game and whatever else is thrown at him.
Perhaps after that, every piece of Kittle will be worthy of Hock's perfect TE.
George Kittle jokes with T.J. Hockenson over Iowa 'personality' trait originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area