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Darius Hanks

Darius Hanks - #15 - WR

Height: 5-11 5/8
Weight: 184
Speed: 4.64
Arm: 31 3/4
Hand: 9 1/2
Wingspan: 76 5/8
Birthdate: 02/23/1989
Hometown: Norcross, GA
Grade: 4.90

PROSPECT MEASURABLES

Event Ht Wt Hand Arm Wing Wonderlic 40 yard BP BJ VJ 20s 60s 3 Cn
03/29/2012 Alabama Pro Day 5-11 3/4 190 9 1/2 30 7/8 76 5/8
03/07/2012 Alabama Pro Day 5-11 3/4 188 9 1/2 30 7/8 75 5/8 4.66 4.28 6.87
02/29/2012 Combine 5-11 5/8 184 9 1/2 31 3/4 76 5/8 4.56 11 9'9" 34
01/16/2012 East-West Shrine 5-11 3/4 182 9 1/2 31 1/2 76 1/4
03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day 6-0 1/4 182 9 5/8 30 7/8 76 5/8 4.54

 

Notes:

The Georgia prep was an all-state wide receiver as a senior and played in only five games his junior season after breaking his leg. Also played baseball. Appeared in one game in 2007 and caught one pass for six yards before redshirting. Underwent left shoulder surgery in the spring of ’08 and saw action in eight contests as a reserve wide receiver in the fall, grabbing eight passes for 88 yards (11-yard average) and no touchdowns. Appeared in all 14 games in ’09, making seven starts and producing 17-272-3 (16.0). Made all 13 starts for the Tide in ’10, grabbing 32-456-3 (14.2) and rushing twice for seven yards (3.5-yard average). Suffered fractured ribs against Auburn in the regular season finale but returned for the bowl game against Michigan State. By NCAA rule, he had to sit out the first two games of the ’11 season to recover his redshirt season. Saw action in 10 contests, starting his first eight games after the suspension, and grabbed 26-328-1 (12.6). Did not play against Georgia Southern (sprained ankle).

Positives:

Quick-footed and flexible off the line to slip the jam. Accelerates smoothly into routes. Can stem and nod to set up routes. Gets on top of defensive backs in a hurry and threatens zones. Good short-area burst to create separation. Experience working the slot. Goes down to cradle low throws. Made clutch catches. 

Negatives:

Adequate size — has a lean, narrow build and durability could be an issue. Small hands. Limited functional strength — gets outmuscled in traffic and goes down easily on contact. Hears footsteps inside — makes concentration drops. Marginal timed speed. Moderate career production. Limited special-teams value. Off-field dependability needs to be investigated. Questionable competitiveness. Weaved heavily in the gauntlet drill and struggled following direction twice in Combine drills. 

Summary:

Thin-framed, agile, finesse slot receiver who went overlooked amidst a star-studded offense on a national championship team but emerged as a senior and has a chance to compete for a job as a No. 4 or No. 5  if he commits himself.


Darius Hanks's Draft Stock

PFW Grade Scale
GradeRound
7.01-9.00Top 10
6.01-7.001
6.001-2
5.61-5.992
5.602-3
5.41-5.593
5.403-4
5.31-5.394
5.304-5
5.21-5.295
5.205-6
5.16-5.196
5.156-7
5.11-5.147
5.107-PFA
4.75-5.09PFA
4.00-4.74FA

*PFW Grade indicates the value PFW assigned to prospects.

*Draft Projection indicates where players are more likely to be drafted and reflects the consensus opinion from the NFL scouting community.


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