Found March 15, 2013 on Football Nation:
Vitals:Height: 6’3”Weight: 322 poundsPosition: Defensive LinemanSchool: Ohio StateClass: Junior Strengths:The elevator speech on Johnathan Hankins would use just five words: big man who can move.Carrying around 300+ pounds is no easy task, but Hankins does this well, showing the quickness needed to burst through the line of scrimmage.He’s no one-trick pony as he also has the ability to drop into coverage if needed, according to analyst Dane Brugler. Agility is good, but you also need the ability to read what’s happening on the field; Hankins certainly has that.With good instincts and eagle eyes that can track the movement of a play, he is tough against the run. Hankins has very strong hands, so he has little problem in closing the deal once he gets to the guy with the ball.Weaknesses: Physical strength can work for you unless you don't leverage it properly. Brugler says Hankins relies too much on his upper-body strength at times, and needs to let the hands do the w...

Plugging the Holes

Replacing potential first round draft pick Johnathan Hankins will be a top priority for the Ohio State coaching staff.   Like many of you, I am still soaking in the euphoric feeling of seeing Ohio State finish undefeated in Urban Meyer’s first season at the helm.  This is only the program’s sixth undefeated, untied season in their storied history.  Take a second to think about...
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