Oct 13, 2012; Bloomington, IN, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes defensive lineman Johnathan Hankins (52) against the Indiana Hoosiers during the 2nd half at Memorial Stadium. Ohio State defeated Indiana 52-49. Mandatory Credit: Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports

Johnathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State Buckeyes: 2013 NFL Draft Player Profile

Height:  6’3″

Weight:  322

Position Rank:

Drafted By: New York Giants (2nd round, 49th overall)

40 Yard Dash:  N/A

Bench Press:  N/A

Vertical Jump:  N/A

Broad Jump:  N/A

20-Yard Shuttle: N/A


Career Stats


G Solo Assisted Total Total/G
12 23 32 55 4.58
Tackles For Loss
12 4.0 22 0.33
G Sacks Sack Yards Sacks/G
12 1.0 10 0.08
Misc. Defense
G Passes Broken Up QB Hurries Fumbles Forced Kicks/Punts Blocked
12 0 1 0 1



G Solo Assisted Total Total/G
13 31 35 66 5.08
Tackles For Loss
13 10.0 22 0.77
G Sacks Sack Yards Sacks/G
13 2.0 8 0.15

Scouting Report/Player Notes

Hankins is an impressive athlete for his size. He is nimble and quick with his feet at 320 pounds (or around there) and was extremely productive in his first year as a starter. As a sophomore, finished with 66 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, and two sacks. Does a good job of splitting double teams, and what’s most impressive about him is his athletic ability allows him to be used all around the line. For this reason, he may be best fit for a 3-4 defense but really he fits in any NFL defensive scheme. Despite the fact that his size indicates he would be an ideal gap clogger, Hankins actually does a great job of collapsing the pocket and making plays in the backfield on his own, as evidenced by his 66 total tackles last season. This is the kind of player who has extremely special talent, and if he continues to progress as he did last season, he could very well be a top ten pick and the first defensive tackle off the board. He has a great combination of size, athletic ability, versatility, production, and character. Should be one of the first DTs taken either this year or next.

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