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Hankins Expects To Be First-Round Pick

Johnathan Hankins

Former Ohio State defensive lineman Johnathan Hankins believes he will not have to wait long to be selected during the NFL draft in April. The man they call "Big Hank" is slipping on some experts' draft boards, but the former Buckeye feels he will still be an early selection.

No Ohio State football player has been taken in the top 15 of the NFL draft since defensive back Malcolm Jenkins was tabbed by the New Orleans Saints with the No. 14 overall pick in 2009. Johnathan Hankins hopes to change that. Whether he will or not remains to be seen. When Hankins elected in December to forego his final year of collegiate eligibility and enter the draft, many projected him to be... Recommended Stories