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"He's small, but so is Wes Welker," Cosell told Shutdown Corner back in 2012. "And I think he has great lateral quickness -- he can run all those kinds of option whip routes that slot receivers run."
The 5-foot-7 Hawkins struggled to follow up on that potential last season, limited to just 12 catches after spending the first eight weeks of the campaign on short-term injured reserve with an ankle injury.
If he can stay healthy in Cleveland, his days of limited snaps are over.