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Johnathan Hankins | Defensive Lineman

Team: New York Giants
Age / DOB:  (23) / 3/30/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 320
College: Ohio State
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Giants second-year NT Johnathan Hankins has "taken a pretty big leap over the summer" and is expected to play heavy snaps in the defensive tackle rotation.
Hankins, Cullen Jenkins, and Mike Patterson are expected to play the bulk of the snaps in the middle with third-round rookie Jay Bromley and Markus Kuhn fighting for scraps. Hankins will be replacing Linval Joseph as the starting nose tackle. He received positive marks at PFF for his run defense as a rookie. Fri, Jul 18, 2014 10:22:00 AM

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ESPN's Dan Graziano reports the Giants "have been raving" about the development of second-year DT Johnathan Hankins.

A 2013 second-round pick, Hankins debuted as a rotational run-stopper. He's the favorite to replace Linval Joseph at nose tackle and has potential for a sophomore leap. Hankins should start next to Cullen Jenkins inside, with a rotation of Mathias Kiwanuka and Damontre Moore bookending Jason Pierre-Paul.
Sat, Jun 21, 2014 04:10:00 PM

The Giants "feel good" 2013 second-round pick Johnathan Hankins can replace free agent Linval Joseph at nose tackle.

The 49th overall pick in last April's draft, Hankins toiled as a rotational run stuffer during his rookie year, playing under 200 defensive snaps. He did play exceptionally well versus the run and looks to have a bright future. Joseph is going to be a wildly hot commodity if he reaches the open market.
Mon, Jan 13, 2014 01:43:00 PM

Giants agreed to terms with No. 49 overall pick DT Johnathan Hankins on a four-year contract.

Hankins is capable of swallowing up opposing running backs at 6-foot-3, 320 pounds, but flashed an inconsistent motor in the Big 10. He also turned in an underwhelming 5.31 in the 40-yard dash, and painfully-slow 1.82 ten-yard split. He'll have to prove he's ready to work at an NFL level before siphoning snaps from NT Linval Joseph.
Fri, May 10, 2013 12:23:00 PM

The Giants plan to utilize No. 49 overall pick Johnathan Hankins as a two-down run-stuffing 4-3 nose tackle.

Hankins is 6-foot-3 and 320 pounds. "Big, wide-bodied space-eater inside," described scouting director Marc Ross. "His skill set was real easy to identify. You watch him play, and that’s what he does, he just shuts people down when they try to run the ball." Hankins will push incumbent NT Linval Joseph for snaps.
Wed, May 1, 2013 03:19:00 PM

Giants selected Ohio State DT Johnathan Hankins with the No. 49 overall pick.

Tutored by former NFLer Mike Vrabel at Ohio State, Hankins adds more depth to the Giants' rebuilt defensive line. Hankins (6-foot-2 7/8, 320) was a hot-and-cold player in the B1G, flashing lots of talent but an inconsistent motor. Not a three-technique rusher, Hankins is more of a 4-3 nose. He managed 16.5 career tackles for loss and five sacks as a Buckeye. Hankins confirmed his underwhelming athleticism with a 5.31 forty and molasses-slow 1.82 ten-yard split at the Combine.
Fri, Apr 26, 2013 07:46:00 PM

Ohio State DT Johnathan Hankins measured 6-foot-2 7/8 and 320 pounds at Saturday's NFL Combine weigh-in.

It's just a shade shy of Hankins' 6-foot-3, 322-pound listing by Ohio State. After totaling 14 tackles for loss and three sacks as a sophomore in 2011, Hankins' production plummeted to 5.0 TFLs and 1.0 sacks as a junior. He offers the talent of a first-round pick, but obviously has some questions to answer.
Sat, Feb 23, 2013 07:56:00 AM

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