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better watch out for cornelius washington lol

wish they had a 3rd pick to get sio moore....love that dude as a olb.

brandon williams with 38 reps. i like him alot.

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Floyd will go in the top 7. After that? Hankins is slow for a 4-3 D.

Also found this note from GBNReport

Motivation Risk: Johnathan Hankins – Ohio State

Prior to the start of the 2012 season, defensive tackle Johnathon Hankins was near or at the top of several rankings. His size (6’3/335) and quickness is hard to find. But the one thing that scares scouts away when watching a series of his game tapes is the lack of consistent hustle and motivation. He’s had some weight issues as well and it forces the question, how bad doe she want it? There is nothing worse than drafting a player that fails to work towards his potential A player will never enter the league with enough talent to cruise control his way to a successful career.

<>This defensive tackle is strong. Especially at the top. There are several guys that can play the run, anchor down their gaps, and penetrate. Hankins is versatile and shows tremendous pass rushing capability. But without the motor to fight play after play, week after week, his value his diminished. Talent does not always win in the trenches. The will to out-hustle the opponent usually does. Here are a few game notes:

Doesn’t look sexy in pads. Carries a lot of bad weight. Lower half doesn’t generate a lot of power. Really needs to work at refining his body. Bounces around the line. Inside and out, left and right. Can exploit matchups with his combination of light feet and upper body power. Strong hands and long arms. Can get off blocks in several different ways. Closes a 5 yard window with explosion and balance. Moves faster in lateral pursuit that I expected. The motor runs hot and cold. Definitely takes plays off. May be a sign of poor conditioning. Is he motivated? Spends a lot of time with his hands on his hips, breathing hard. Completely disappears for stretches. Hurts the team just as much as he helps.

I saw a lot of Ohio State in 2012. Their prospects as a whole underwhelmed me but none more than Hankins. If there is one position in football where I want to avoid the low-effort guys, it’s defensive tackle. Inconsistent play there is hard for a defense to overcome.

Some view Hankins as a top 20 pick. I label him a round 3-4 guy because his talent is above average, but the attitude isn’t there. I want specific mindsets in the trenches, he doesn’t have it. I’d much rather gamble on a kid that likes to smoke marijuana than one with motivational issues.

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Star or Floyd will fall to us at 14. I just can't see two DTs going top 13. Will be damn happy with either one. Both will be very good players.

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Star or Floyd will fall to us at 14. I just can't see two DTs going top 13. Will be damn happy with either one. Both will be very good players.

Why can't you see that? Suh,and Mccoy went back to back.

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hey scm did you watch the whole dt combine today....what are your thoughts??? lol didnt have time to watch it...

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Why can't you see that? Suh,and Mccoy went back to back.

This draft has a Suh but no McCoy. I wouldn't be shocked if a second DT went before our pick but there's not a second DT this year that's close like McCoy was to Suh in my opinion.

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This draft has a Suh but no McCoy. I wouldn't be shocked if a second DT went before our pick but there's not a second DT this year that's close like McCoy was to Suh in my opinion.

What's funny is Phil Taylor might be the best out of the 3.

And who knew Geno Atkins would blow up like he did? Point is you never what with DT's. But this is the deepest group I've seen in years.

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Star might go top ten or not be drafted at all. Who knows how his heart condition will work out.

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Star might go top ten or not be drafted at all. Who knows how his heart condition will work out.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/draft/2013/02/25/utah-defensive-tackle-star-lotulelei-nfl-combine/1946109/

Could fall to 14

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Why can't you see that? Suh,and Mccoy went back to back.

Suh and McCoy were can't miss prospects. Other than Star, the rest ate good but no McCoy. Not saying they arn't as good but for the hype given to them. I personally think Floyd, Richardson and Hankins can become tremendous players in this league.

As of right now, I still think Star will be the first DT off the board. Being sent home from the combine might've helped him a lot also. Floyd will be the next off the board but I can't see him going before 14. Maybe Miami or Tennessee but they probably have bigger needs elsewhere.

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What's funny is Phil Taylor might be the best out of the 3.

And who knew Geno Atkins would blow up like he did? Point is you never what with DT's. But this is the deepest group I've seen in years.

I'm not saying I'm a genius but I wanted Atkins badly.

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Heard Dion Jordan had a great combine.

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