That first one was vs AZ, right ? I remember watching it after the Stafford trade because of the familiar opponent. Made it easier to assess /contextualize, imo. Rams TE Higbee put up good numbers vs that dreadful D as well (8 / 84, TD, 7/107,TD) with that powder-puff QB whatsisname behind one of the worst the worst Rams OL of my 40+ years of fandom .
I don’t remember Hock’s runblocking in that game or any other, for that matter, while LaPorta’s clearly keyed two rush TDs & several other run plays . I like LaPorta’s chances of being a better consistent key contributor because of that; a true TE vs a big WR just pretending to get favorable match-ups. Bit of a surprise; I thought he was going to be a similarly limited “boutique” TE, just cheaper. His floor is Higs who is really solid,imo. Ceiling TBD, as you say.