New York Giants select DT Johnathan Hankins

Johnathan HankinsThe New York Giants selected DT Johnathan Hankins with the 49th pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.

Hankins, an Ohio State product, played three seasons with the Buckeyes, with 138 total tackles and five sacks. He made 16.5 career tackles for a loss. He started all 13 games last season, and 12 games in 2011.

Last season, Hankins was named a All-American, a second-team Associated Press All-American and a third-team All-American by Phil Steele, according to his bio from Ohio State.

He is listed at 6′ 3″ and 322 lbs. “Big Hank” was a three-star recruit out of high school.

You can follow Johnathan Hankins on Twitter at @BigTimeHank.

John Fennelly, Lead Writer

John Mara wants the Giants to get bigger and more imposing in the trenches. Hankins will help them do that. The team has a glut of DTs on the roster now, but none that have the pedigree and upside of Hankins. He is a space-eater extraordinaire. A run-stuffer, who can also get into the opposing backfield.

Bravo, Giants Two picks in, they have satisfied two glaring needs.