James Hanna #84 TE
Height: 6-4 Weight: 249 Age: 23
Born: 7/14/1989 Lakewood , OH
Experience: 2nd season
High School: Flower Mound HS [TX]
Selected By: Dallas Cowboys
Pick (Overall): 16 (186)
Hanna is a thick tight end who is much more of a crafty receiving threat than he is a blocker, and has been consistent throughout his two years as a starter at Oklahoma. He is a good catcher and can adjust well to poorly thrown balls, even with a man draped over him. Hanna is a straight-line runner who isn't very good at maneuvering in his routes, but his speed is deceptive and he just possesses the "it" factor when it comes to making a catch at the top of his routes. He is a limited prospect who could be taken in the late rounds of the draft, but he will come in, compete and potentially make a team based off his willingness to play special teams and skills as a pass-catching tight end. He only had two catches for 18 yards against Iowa in the Insight Bowl, which wasn't far off his average and about what type of player he is: reliable to make a few tough catches, but not going to have any sort of "Rob Gronkowski-type production" from the position anytime soon.