while I agree and this has happened, this situation is a little different. Fant was the man at Iowa, Hockenson came on strong and won the starting spot through the year. He went on to win the Mackey award and is the 1st soph to ever do that. He will be the better TE in the NFL imo.Strangely enough, there are a few cases where a guy is better at a college level than a guy behind him, and if they both go in the same draft, the #2 actually is better in the NFL. A lot of this has to do with drafting a guy for his strengths, whereas in college, a guy often plays out of his natural position for the good of the team.
It's not a constant, but it does happen at times.
Fants coach also said that fant is a "specialist" and not a TE like Hockenson. Im not knocking Fant, but hes got a lot of work to do to be a 3 down TE. Fant and Gesicki are a lot alike. both will test amazing at the combine, but still need to fine tune their game. then again rook tes rarely make a diff