Draft Scout Snapshot: 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
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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
04/21/13 - 2013 NFL DRAFT: FIVE BOLD PREDICTIONS: 2. This year's draft will mark the first time since 1953 that a Big Ten player isn't taken in the first round...The Big Ten conference has taken a hit in recent years for its struggles against the SEC on the field and for the first time, we're starting to see the same impact on draft day. While the SEC could have a dozen players drafted in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft, the Big Ten might be shut out of the opening round, something that hasn't happened since 1953. A pair of defensive tackles, Johnathan Hankins (Ohio State) and Kawann Short (Purdue), are the best hope for the conference to be represented in the first round, but both are more likely to come off the board in the second round. The Big Ten will be well-represented on the second and third days of the draft, but the first round will be quiet for one of college football's most traditional conferences. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
03/16/13 - 2013 Ohio State Pro Day: Johnathan Hankins, OL (6-3 1/4, 320 pounds) - Considered a top-12 pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, Hankins reminds people of Cleveland Browns DL Phillip Taylor. What hurt his performance during the season was that he seldom came off the field. Itís hard for big guys like this to play 65 or 70 snaps a game. Hankins opted to only take part in selected drills coming off his effort in the NFL Scouting Combine. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com