Johnathan Hankins has declared for the NFL draft, choosing to forego playing in his senior season at Ohio State. The decision makes sense, as he is almost guaranteed to be a first-round pick, and will most likely be a top-20 selection.
School: Ohio State
Position: Defensive Tackle
Big Board (as of 12/17/12): Kiper (17), McShay (8), CBS (9), My Rank (12)
Hankins is from Michigan, and wanted to go with high school teammate William Gholston to Michigan State, but he did not receive a scholarship offer and chose Ohio State.
Hankins has struggled a bit with weight, starting college at over 350 pounds, but has since slimmed down to under 330. He’ll need to maintain that body composition in the NFL.
Hankins’ best attribute is his ability to read plays and clog running lanes. He can steer double teams to alter the direction of a play because of his size and…
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