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NFL Draft > 2013 Prospects > DT > Johnathan Hankins

Johnathan Hankins Scouting Report

Position: DT
Conference: Big10
School: Ohio State Buckeyes
Year/Status: Senior
Jersey Number: #52
Height & Weight: 6'3 - 322 lbs.
Draft Prediction: First Round
Drafted 2.17 in 2013 by NYG

2013 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash5.31
Vertical jump26.0
Broad jump104
Three-cone drill7.59
20-yard shuttle4.61

2013 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Johnathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State

Ohio State's great 2012 season could be attributed to many factors; one big reason for their success is DT Johnathan Hankins. The 6'3", 332 lb anchor of their defensive line is a true difference maker.

Hankins is best-suited as a RDT or NT that can occupy double teams and control the middle of the trenches. Although he plays with inconsistent technique, he is powerful enough to make up for it. He holds his ground well and does not get pushed around by blockers. One adjustment he will need to make is keeping his pad level low and driving with his legs rather than attempting to just manhandle players with his upper body strength.

The true junior also must learn to play with his hands to keep blockers at bay. He is not particularly fast, but has better footwork than most interior defensive linemen. Unlike other players his size, he has a reliable motor and the stamina to play later into games. This allows him to really wear down opponents.

Hankins shines when he can take on guys one-on-one, locate the football, and drive his man into the backfield to potentially make a play on the ball carrier. He should be ready to play immediately.

He projects as a first round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.

Last Updated Feb-23-2013 by Matt De Lima

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Prediction: 1st Round

I would like to see the Patriots take this guy, he is a destructive force on the run game.

Posted by:
rebel53 02/13/13 12:18 AM

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