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i thought Richardson moved really well in drills. and put up 30 reps of 225.

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CAROLINA FANS better take a good look today at these DTs at the combine bc I guarantee one of these fat boys will be the name announced at no.14 in April.

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Someone should really make a DT Combine thread on the CP section. DT will be the pick at 14.

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how are slyvester williams, brandon williams and kwann short doing???

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how are slyvester williams, brandon williams and kwann short doing???

I don't care what Short does in the Combine. Dnt like him at all

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That's kinda funny, Floyd is the one that reminds me of McClain, I made the comparison in that comparison thread. Richardson is taller, longer and quicker (even if 40 times don't show it) than McClain and Floyd. (In case you didn't notice, I'm not a Floyd fan). If Richardson reminds me of anyone it's JJ Watt.

I'm not a fan of Richardson, but I wouldn't hate it if we took him. I'd hate it if we took Floyd.

I really like this DT class a lot. A lot better than last year.

I wouldn't mind Floyd, Hankins, Sheldon or Jesse at 14 a bit. All very good in my opinion.

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i wouldnt mind drafting tj barnes...

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floyd might take star's place in the top 5....dude is moving up that chart faster than flash.

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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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