Last time the Redskins traded back to get multiple picks in the second round was in 2008; they took two big wide receivers, neither of whom has really developed as the team hoped. Devin Thomas is gone; Malcolm Kelly is still here but has been dogged by injuries. This year, they traded back in the first to get multiple picks in the second, traded the second one of those to get multiple picks throughout the draft … and now have a third round pick that might offer a chance to make up for the misses in 2008: welcome Leonard Hankerson, a 6-3, 205 pound wide receiver out of Miami.
You want big? Check out this quote from a story by Susan Miller Degnan in the Miami Herald: “His massive hands, once compared by a former coach to Godzilla’s, measure 105/8 inches from the tip of his pinky to the tip of his thumb – the largest of any player at the combine this year.”
And here’s some more from that Herald piece:
Not only did he break the single-season receiving yards record on a team-high 72 receptions ini 2010, his 13 receiving touchdowns broke Michael Irvin’s mark of 11 set in 1986. His career numbers: 2,160 receiving yards and 22 touchdowns on 134 receptions.
“There were talks about whether he would turn pro early,” Doucett said. “We’re talking about a kid who has never, ever had money. I said, ‘What are you going to do?’ He said, ‘I’m staying.’ I said, ‘You do realize you’re passing up an opportunity to make a living?’
“I’ve been living poor for 21 years,” Hank told Doucett. “One more year isn’t going to hurt me.”’
I’m going to be honest: I really like this pick, and especially the value here.
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