Johnathan Hankins Scouting Report
|School:||Ohio State Buckeyes|
|Height & Weight:||6'3 - 322 lbs.|
|Draft Prediction:||First Round|
2013 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:
Johnathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State
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.
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