James Hanna Scouting Report

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James Hanna Scouting Report

Position: TE
Conference: Big12
School: Oklahoma Sooners
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #82
Height & Weight: 6'3 - 252 lbs.
Draft Prediction: Sixth Round
Drafted 6.16 in 2012 by DAL

2012 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash4.49
Bench press24
Vertical jump36.0
Broad jump10'2
Three-cone drill6.76
20-yard shuttle4.11
60-yard shuttle11.43

2012 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

James Hanna, TE, Oklahoma

Hanna is an adequately sized tight end prospect that measured well at the combine and has some upside as a late round choice in the 2012 NFL Draft.

In spite of running a very fast 4.49 40-yard dash and having a successful combine, Hanna doesn't play up to his speed. He doesn't block very well and can really only seal the edge. Wouldn't be able to block consistently against NFL talent one-on-one.

He must learn to become a better route runner. Being more crisp and not "rounding the corners" will create more separation and improve his short-area agility. His speed will be useful if he can show a willingness to play special teams. As it stands, he lacks the bulk to be an effective in-line blocker. Hanna's ability to make difficult catches is his best attribute. He has good body control and can catch the ball away from his body.

Hanna could play a strong role in the red zone. He does well to go up and catch the ball at its highest point. Seven of his 18 receptions in 2011 went for a touchdown.

Last Updated Mar-30-2012 by Matt De Lima

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Prediction: 1st Round

Dispite having an excelllent Combine. Why isn't Hanna on anyones board to be drafted????Before the Combine, Hanna was projected as a 7th round selection or an unsigned free agent. With his athletic ability and a solid combine, he should be a 5th or a 6th rounder. Lets not forget that Oklahoma didn't feature him.

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MStewart9 03/10/12 06:17 PM