Leonard Hankerson scouting report

Leonard Hankerson WR Miami FL
Ht: 6’2″

Wt: 209

Strengths:
Prototypical size and speed to be a No. 1 receiver at the next level. Impressive athleticism. Great leaping ability; capable of going up in traffic and coming down with the tough catch. Will make acrobatic catches look easy at times. Huge hands for height. Strong enough to fight through press coverage. One of the most productive receivers in Miami history.
Weaknesses:
Terribly inconsistent. He’ll make a tough catch in traffic on one play, and let a ball bounce off his hands on the next. Route running is very average. Looks sloppy and disinterested at times. Looks hesitant when going across the middle; prefers to go deep and use his leaping ability to make catches. Many of his mistakes appear to come from nothing more than a lack of focus.
Comments:
Hankerson is talented, but he never fully lived up to expectations. His impressive 2010 stats should be taken with a grain of salt; Jacory Harris targeted him on nearly every passing play. Players like Hankerson that lack focus and struggle with drops and route running in college rarely make a significant improvement at the next level. He’ll probably be a frustrating player who occasionally looks like a No.1, but can just as easily be taken out of a game by more polished, fundamentally sound defensive backs.
Posted on by Ryan McCrystal in Scouting Reports - 2011 Comments Off

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