- Apr 11, 2009
- Reaction score
- Montclair, VA
Leonard Hankerson (WR)
Arm Length:32 1/4 in.
Hand Size:10 5/8 in.
Hankerson steadily improved from his sophomore through senior seasons when he became one of the most productive wideouts in college football. Has the size you like to see and enough speed but is a gradual builder who does not possess quick-twitched athleticism. Idles down at his stem and must rely on getting himself in between the ball and defenders more than gaining separation. Flashes the ability to go up, extend, and get the ball but also suffers from bouts of inconsistency with his hands. Tough kid with good intangibles who isn't afraid to go over the middle.
Hankerson's a nice blend of good size and speed. Boxes out defenders. Can locate and sit in openings when running through zone. Extends his hands away from his body and really goes after the football. Steadily builds speed, which coupled with his height allows him to make some plays vertically. Tough and hard-working.
Fails to bring in too many catchable balls. Won't reel in the highlight catch too often. Is not an explosive player. Doesn't burst off the line, eat up cushions, or get in and out of his breaks quickly. Won't take short passes for big gains. Not a candidate to make defenders miss in the open field.