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12/18/13 - One of the bright spots to emerge for the Giants this season has been the play of rookie defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins, their second-round draft pick this year.
"It took a while to get him active, but he's made some progress," said head coach Tom Coughlin.
Hankins, who has played in nine games this season, has accumulated 14 tackles, two tackles for a loss, and two quarterback hits.
"He had a couple of good plays the other day. He's a young guy who's coming along and learning how to play in this league," said Coughlin of the 6-2, 320-pound Hankins.
"He made some errors but he did make a couple of nice aggressive plays."
Hankins admitted that it was tough waiting his turn to play, but in retrospect, he's glad that his rookie year has unfolded the way it has.
"We have a great defensive line, and I learned a lot by watching them. Once I got my chance to go out there and play, I kind of knew what to do, how to react and that really helped benefit me on the field."
One of the biggest lessons Hankins said he learned was to curb his anxiousness.
"I would say being patient on the field, not always trying to make a play or jumpy a snap," he said. "Do your job and the plays you have to make will come to you."
10/08/13 - DT Johnathan Hankins, who made his NFL debut last week, received glowing reviews from head coach Tom Coughlin.
"Johnathan did a good job. He got in there, hung in there,"he said. "He hadn't had any action for a few weeks and he got in there and got in the mix. He competed like heck and made a couple of nice moves and got in on some tackles. I was pleased with that."
04/28/13 - A closer look at the Giants' picks: Round 2/49 - Johnathan Hankins, DT, 6-2, 320, Ohio State...Big-bodied run stopper with unusual quickness and athleticism who should be able to immerse himself as part of the defensive interior rotation to help improve a porous run defense. - The Sports Xchange
04/28/13 - In round 2, the Giants, who continue to be disturbed by the poor showing of their run defense last year, selected Ohio State defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins, a 6-2, 320-pound "wide body," who, despite being an every-down player for the Buckeyes, is probably more ready for the run stopping duties than he is the pass rush. "You watch him play and that is what he does," said director of college scouting Marc Ross. "He just shuts people down when they try to run the ball. Whether it is taking on one block, two blocks - he just bangs inside and he holds the point. You need those guys to win. It helps everybody on your defense. It helps your linebackers get free. So we really like that about him."
Hankins, who said he's ready to come in and contribute any way the coaches need him, thinks he's very close to really unleashing his potential. "I feel like being the way I am, 325 pounds, you don't really see too many big guys running from sideline to sideline making plays. Just playing defensive end and all of the positions on the defensive front, I feel like I'm probably one of the best and I feel like I'm the best so I'm going to keep working hard to help the team be good." - The Sports Xchange
04/25/13 - DANE BRUGLER'S FINAL 2013 DRAFT BOARD: 33. DT Johnathan Hankins, Ohio State (6-3, 320, 3JR)...Although he battled fatigue issues as an every-down defender in college, Hankins carries his weight well and offers scheme versatility to win with range and power. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com