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Grade
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  • 6'0" Height
  • 32" Arm Length
  • 187LBS. Weight
  • 9 7/8" Hands

Overview

Hawkins was a productive two-year starter for the LSU defense. He has a good combination of size, strength and athleticism. He is faster than quick and shows good catch-up speed when out of position. He is a good athlete who has enough ability and balance to be an effective coverage defender but lacks great footwork and change-of-direction in space in transition. Hawkins is a competitive player who is a solid perimeter run support defender but isn't a physical tackler. He isn't quick reading route progressions and is inconsistent with his angles to the pile. Hawkins has the frame to add weight and the tools to develop into a productive NFL corner, but he will need to improve his technique and overall instincts.

Analysis

Strengths

Hawkins has adequate size with a wide frame and long arms. Displays good top-end speed to close on the ball and stick with receivers on go routes. Well-balanced athlete who is very effective in off, zone coverage. Does not shy away from contact and makes tackles in run support.

Weaknesses

A second late recognizing route progressions and struggles to consistently find the ball. Lacks adequate footwork and loses speed in transition by taking too many false steps. Does not show the ability to fight off blocks in run support and takes poor angles to the ball carrier at times.
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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