Nov 17, 2012; Madison, WI, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes defensive lineman Johnathan Hankins (52) during the game against the Wisconsin Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium. Ohio State defeated Wisconsin 21-14 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

FanSided.Com Mock Draft Sends Johnathan Hankins to the Vikings


The mock drafts mostly continue to see-saw back and forth between giving the Vikings a defensive tackle and giving them a wide receiver. On FanSided.com this week it’s a DT. Johnathan Hankins of Ohio State.

Minnesota would love to upgrade at wide receiver but until they actually trade Percy Harvin, it won’t become a No. 1 need. Right now the Vikings are in a position where everything is a need, and that starts up front on defense. Kevin Williams is getting old, Jared Allen is up there and Brian Robison is going to fade. Minnesota made it within a game of the Super Bowl back in 2009 thanks in large part to the ‘Shock and AWWE’ defensive line they had. Plugging the middle is important and the Vikings must realize Kevin Williams can’t do it forever. Besides, Keenan Allen’s draft stock is dropping which means they may be able to trade up in round two to get him.

Okay fine but I heard Hankins’ stock was plummeting after the combine. Evan Silva said:

The arrow was already pointing down on Hankins after a highly disappointing 2012 season. His stock will fall further following a painfully sluggish Combine. After weighing in at 6-foot-3 and a sloppy 320, Hankins ranked 34th-of-37 D-Linemen in both the forty (5.31) and vertical (26″), 33rd in the ten-yard split (1.82), and 25th-of-33 participants in the three-cone drill (7.59). Hankins is carrying 320 pounds, but the numbers suggest he doesn’t carry it well. Once a consensus first-rounder, it would be surprising at this point if Hankins cracked the top 32.

Keenan Allen has the ACL thing but we won’t know about his stock until his pro day. He could check out, run a fast 40 and be fine. Hankins right now looks like an overweight turd.

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  • Jenome

    Hankins with weight issues huh? Too risky I say. Phat Pat was overweight yet still effective, but then again you could also get a Mckinnie situation all over again.

  • http://www.facebook.com/gary.p.johnson.9 Gary P. Johnson

    This is the dumbest Vikings draft article I’ve ever read. “the Vikings are in a position where everything is a need”??.. COMPLETELY not true. The article is titled: “The FanSided.Com Mock Draft Sends Johnathan Hankins to the Vikings” but ends with “Hankins right now looks like an overweight turd”.. Where do they get these idiots and why do they post the stupid crap they write? . Not one mock draft that I’ve read has the Vikings even looking at this guy.

    • Mando

      They really need to either stop writing or get better writers. I honestly think, these “bloggers” are not really Vikings fans, nor do they know anything about football in general.

  • Mando

    You know what kind of blogs we need from you guys? Actual information on the top 5 draftees in each position. THAT would actually be something worth reading. Not what some “analyst” says we’ll draft. Not some stupid rumor, not some pointless blog with “witty” insults at Percy or Ponder or whoever else. It is like a group of middle school boys are trying to write these damn things. I sure as hell hope these losers don’t get paid for these blogs, because these are pathetic. Maybe I’ll start a REAL Viking fan blog and have useful information, not stuff that is just the opinion of an idiot.