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Buckeyes DT Hankins announces he’s entering draft

Johnathan Hankins AP

Another college underclassman has opted to throw his hat in the ring for the NFL Draft.

And it’s a big hat.

Ohio State defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins announced he’ll give up his senior season to go pro, according to the Associated Press.

The All-Big Ten choice has started the last two seasons for the Buckeyes, finishing in the top five in tackles both seasons.

The 6-foot-3, 322-pounder had 138 tackles, 16.5 for a loss and 5.0 sacks in three years.

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14 Responses to “Buckeyes DT Hankins announces he’s entering draft”
  1. samaugster23 says: Dec 10, 2012 3:16 PM

    Big Hank will be missed!! Go Buckeyes!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. 1buckeye76 says: Dec 10, 2012 3:20 PM

    Big loss for the Buckeyes. Hankins will be a really solid pro.

  3. ccjcsr says: Dec 10, 2012 3:26 PM

    NT in a 3-4 Defense

  4. randyschwimmer7 says: Dec 10, 2012 3:44 PM

    Mr. Hankins, welcome to the Denver Broncos. You will fit PERFECTLY at three technique. Von and DOOM will make the QB step forward right into your waiting hands.

  5. gigib1226 says: Dec 10, 2012 3:46 PM

    What really impressed with with Hankins was his versatility. I’ve seen him play DT and DE in 4-3 defenses, and I’ve seen him play NT and DE in 3-4 defenses. He has that Haloti Ngata ability to play anywhere on the DLine in any scheme and be successful. Should be a nice NFL player. Top 10-15 pick.

  6. dalucks says: Dec 10, 2012 3:59 PM

    How good is he? Is he better than Star Lotulelei from Utah or Jesse Williams from Alabama? Maybe he is somewhere in between.

  7. shackdelrio says: Dec 10, 2012 4:04 PM

    Could be a top five pick in the draft. Jacksonville and Carolina could use him.

  8. eastcoastniner says: Dec 10, 2012 4:07 PM

    randyschwimmer7 says: Dec 10, 2012 3:44 PM

    Mr. Hankins, welcome to the Denver Broncos. You will fit PERFECTLY at three technique. Von and DOOM will make the QB step forward right into your waiting hands.

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    How do you expect to draft him seeing that you have already clinched a playoff spot and this guy is gonna go in the Top 10?

  9. EJ says: Dec 10, 2012 5:02 PM

    He is much better against the run than he’s given credit for.Hankins will go 7-12 in the first round as long as he does well at the combine.

  10. latchbeam says: Dec 10, 2012 5:14 PM

    He is a beast!! Top 5 pick. Reminds me of a motivated Shaun Rogers.

  11. ferrell5 says: Dec 10, 2012 5:34 PM

    rankings do not have him in the top 5, and projected draft boards have him going anywhere from 16-22. Much was said about Glenn Dorsey and where has he been? Hankins would benefit from another year and would then possibly be a top 5 pick. he def has the measurables, but seems to take plays off at times. either way, he will def help a team out

  12. pettergriffen says: Dec 10, 2012 6:31 PM

    Welcome to Oakland

  13. hovenaut says: Dec 10, 2012 8:05 PM

    He’s ready. Good luck big man.

  14. pftrumors says: Dec 10, 2012 9:48 PM

    I’m always wary of Buckeye products. They’re textbook system guys. Hankins has the heft and brawn but I wouldn’t christen this guy the next Warren Sapp.

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