Terrill Hanks – LB (New Mexico)
Terrill Hanks’ performance at the 2019 combine was a big head scratcher. Especially considering the loads of great game tape he has where he shows off his sideline to sideline speed and his wheels to pursue to the ball carrier.
Hanks plays the game with a reckless abandon and after a great week at the Senior Bowl this year, he was one prospect that many teams and scouts expected to keep that upward momentum going with a solid performance at the combine. But that didn’t’ happen.
Hanks’ 40-yard dash time of 4.98 was extremely disappointing. He almost stood straight up at the start and that probably cost him a few tenths of a second.
What was also odd was that he didn’t attempt to run it again. It was unclear if he got hurt or just opted not to. If he decided not to, that shows a lack of competitive spirit and it should negatively affect his stock.
That is a time he’ll definitely need to improve on during his Pro Day because a time that slow will cause him to fall for multiple rounds in the draft.
The Vikings should be keeping a close eye on Hanks though. He is someone who could play the strong side if and when Anthony Barr finds a new team.
Hanks always been considered in that third to fifth round range. But after his performance at the combine, the lower end of that spectrum is when Minnesota should consider taking him.