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So whatever happened to Johnathan Hankins?

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Big JON Hankins is still one of my favorite prospect and my no.2/3 best DT.

(1) Star

(2) Floyd/Hankins

(3) Sheldon

He's exactly the player we need also. A true big body NT. He's more than a run stuffer. Hankins is a better interior pass rusher than Star and a better sideline to sideline tackler. Has some quickness to make tackles across the field. Only question is his physical condition.

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If we could somehow land tavon Austin ot patterson in the 1st and Hankins slip to the second I'd be in love with the draft and gettleman would need a statute built outside the stadium lol

Amen. And a FS in the 4th

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Yep, and Hankins was on board that train until he underwhelmed at the combine. Big Hank has been carrying a big red flag since high school and he hasn't given scouts any confidence that his work ethic has improved.

He didn't overwhelmed at the combine. He had a so so combine like most of the other DTs. In a wonderful world, teams do questions his work ethic and he falls right to our lap at 44.

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He didn't overwhelmed at the combine. He had a so so combine like most of the other DTs. In a wonderful world, teams do questions his work ethic and he falls right to our lap at 44.

No thanks. Brandon, Sly and Jesse Williams completely outclassed him. Hell, I rather take an UT like Short (who lost 15 lbs for the Senior Bowl and Combine) over Hankins.

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Hankins is a soft body. He is not overly athletic and is not a mammoth for a nose tackle. The bigger guys like Jenkins and Williams are going to get picked before him because of size, Brandon Williams may even go before him because he is that bigger coveted guy and has a great work ethic. Either way we can get a nose tackle at 44, I hope that it ends up being Jesse Williams and if not Hankins will do just fine.

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Hankins stock fell because he was never a Top 15 prospect to begin with. The combine pretty much killed his chances to be a first rounder. He was slow, stiff, and didn't impress scouts with his work ethic.

Pretty much answers my question

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I must be very confused but why does everyone continue to label Hankins as a NT? Looking at the videos/highlights, he was always playing as a 3-tech DT (Single gap shooter); did I miss something in watching those videos?

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Pretty much answers my question

If it were true.

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If it were true.

Which it is...

Of course, his supporters will say otherwise. Sorry, Hankins was never worthy of being a first rounder.

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Any of you that have not already need to make a trip over here. http://draftbreakdown.com/dt-rankings/ Click on any player you want to see you want to see youtube video links to. These videos edit them down to just the snaps each prospect is involved in so you can see their perfomance in mulitple games in a matter of minutes. If you look on the right you can click on any position you want to evaluate.(they will have videos for most day 1 and 2 talent).

1 tip I have is to consider the level of competition when evaualting each player. Specifically for Hankins the best o-line he faced was Wisconsin his sophmore year in 2010. That video is available just fast forward to 5:20.

If everyone does this and forms their own opinions instead of regurgitating the same scouting reports we can all read on our own the draft discussions will be much better around here.

Also I have learned from experience that highlight videos alone can fool you, that's why it's better to watch the cut ups of every snap they play in a game.

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Judging from the tape I've seen, I know for damn sure Big Hank is a second or third round prospect. His motor is incredibly inconsistent, he's not dominate at the point of attack, he lacks pass rushing moves and an explosive first step, and his tackling is mid-tier.

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Any of you that have not already need to make a trip over here. http://draftbreakdown.com/dt-rankings/ Click on any player you want to see you want to see youtube video links to. These videos edit them down to just the snaps each prospect is involved in so you can see their perfomance in mulitple games in a matter of minutes. If you look on the right you can click on any position you want to evaluate.(they will have videos for most day 1 and 2 talent).

1 tip I have is to consider the level of competition when evaualting each player. Specifically for Hankins the best o-line he faced was Wisconsin his sophmore year in 2010. That video is available just fast forward to 5:20.

If everyone does this and forms their own opinions instead of regurgitating the same scouting reports we can all read on our own the draft discussions will be much better around here.

Also I have learned from experience that highlight videos alone can fool you, that's why it's better to watch the cut ups of every snap they play in a game.

Seems like a neat site...but what's up with Desmond Trufant as the #13 rated CB ? From what I've gathered, I thought he was pretty much the consensus 3rd best CB in this draft.

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