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Johnathan Hankins | Defensive Lineman | #95

Team: New York Giants
Age / DOB:  (24) / 3/30/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 320
College: Ohio State
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 2 (49) / NYG
Contract: view contract details

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SNY expects the Giants to "at least make an attempt" to re-sign free agent DT Johnathan Hankins.
Reporter Ralph Vacchiano believes Hankins could "come close" to Damon Harrison's five-year, $46.25 million contract. If that's the case, the odds that a team already paying Olivier Vernon and hoping to retain Jason Pierre-Paul could keep Hankins are next to none. Going on 25, Hankins is one of the best interior linemen headed to the open market. His relative youth will really work in his favor. Feb 23 - 8:56 PM
Source: SNY

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ESPN's Jordan Raanan reports the Giants are "genuinely trying to keep the defense intact."

That would mean re-signing both DT Johnathan Hankins and DE Jason Pierre-Paul, who Raanan thinks might draw the franchise tag. Not only would the decision to re-sign both players cost a lot of money, it would tie up a ton of cap space in the defensive line after New York splurged on DE Olivier Vernon and DT Damon Harrison last spring. That said, the foundation of the Giants' defense is the line, and both players are worth the price.
Source: ESPN
Feb 21 - 9:03 AM

The Giants aren't expected to prioritize re-signing impending free agent DT Johnathan Hankins.

Hankins is wrapping up his rookie deal, and the Giants may not have the cash to throw at him after handing out big-money deals to fellow defensive linemen RE Olivier Vernon and DT Damon Harrison last year. LE Jason Pierre-Paul is also an impending free agent and is consider more of a priority. Hankins turns 25 in March and was one of the league's best run-stoppers in 2015.
Jan 11 - 11:20 AM

Giants DT Johnathan Hankins (torn pec) said he is "pretty much fully healthy."

Hankins landed on I.R. after tearing his pec last November. The Giants could decide to limit him in the offseason program, but he will be a full-go for training camp. Already quietly one of the NFL's best defensive tackles, Hankins should benefit from the Giants' offseason infusion of defensive line talent.
Mon, Apr 11, 2016 01:11:00 PM

Giants placed NT Johnathan Hankins on injured reserve with a torn pectoral, ending his season.

The third-year second rounder requires surgery. It's a huge blow for the Giants' already-embattled run defense. Hankins was an every-week starter, and playing most early downs. Jay Bromley will see the biggest increase in snaps alongside Cullen Jenkins in Hankins' absence. Still only 23, Hankins will be in the final year of his rookie contract next season.
Mon, Nov 9, 2015 02:19:00 PM

NT Johnathan Hankins left the Giants' Week 9 game against the Buccaneers with a torn pectoral muscle and will not return.

He suffered the injury while forcing a Doug Martin fumble early in the second quarter. Hankins recorded one tackle before exiting.
Sun, Nov 8, 2015 05:12:00 PM

Giants third-year NT Johnathan Hankins is "primed for a big season" under new DC Steve Spagnuolo.

"I really like where Hank is," DL coach Robert Nunn said. "He had some legit numbers. He’s got a chance to be a solid player for a long time in this league." The Giants are expecting Hankins to build off his breakout sophomore season, where he posted 51 tackles, seven sacks, and 12 QB hits as a 16-game starter. He was a major part of New York's late-season pass rush success. Hankins will also play a key role in turning around one of the league’s worst run defenses.
Fri, Jun 26, 2015 05:32:00 PM

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

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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