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 Post subject: Trevor Hankins, P, Arizona State
PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 2:00 pm 
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TREVOR HANKINS
6-4/235
Arizona State Senior

PROS:

Has a good, strong leg that can help kick his team out of danger. Gets a good spiral on many of his kicks. Will contribute in coverage.


CONS:

Doesn't do a good job getting hangtime. Doesn't consistently control field position and doesn't do a good job pinning teams deep. Has a tendency to kick low line drives and routinely outkicks his coverage, leading to big returns.

OVERVIEW:

He's a former JUCO transfer and walk on to Arizona State's team that worked as their punter for two years. He averaged over 44 yards per punt the past two years and had 27.6% of his 123 punts placed inside the 20-yard line combined those two seasons. He's got the leg strength that NFL teams like, but his accuracy and directional kicking is inconsistent, and he can be somewhat a liability when he's asked to work and control field position.

NFL FORECAST:

Hankins is a player that might be able to land an NFL gig for a team that falls in love with his leg strength early on. But he doesn't seem to have the upside to think he can really be a reliable and consistent option for some team. He'll have a much better chance of sticking long-term in the league if he was not asked to be the guy immediately. Let him bounce around a couple of summers and work the off-season kicking camps for a few years, and then I think he could be a nice option if he improves his directional kicking. But he's a guy that I'd be surprised if he sticks as a rookie, and would be even more surprised if he was still with that team two or three years down the road, because I would doubt that he would have shown the improvement to last.

ATL FORECAST:

His big leg would be nice competition in camp, and kicking inside the conditions of the Georgia Dome would probably enhance his directional kicking. But not to a level where he could be considered a reliable field position guy and a suitable replacement for Koenen. If you took some of the worst games that Miichael Koenen has had over the years, that would probably be what Hankins would be in Atlanta on a weekly basis. Instead of 3 or 4 bad games a year that Koenen may be prone to have, you'd likely to get 12 or 13 of those with Hankins.

VALUE:

Hankins would be a wasted draft pick. He's worth a look in camp for a team that is looking for a young punter with a big leg, but he is more competition than an asset worth developing. It would be better for a team to try and snag him two or three years down the road rather than initially.

SKILLS:
1-poor, 2-weak, 3-above average, 4-very good, 5-elite

Leg Strength: 4.0
Directional Kicking: 2.0
Placement: 2.0
Kick-offs: N/A
Clutch Kicking: 1.5

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