The more I see of WR Leonard Hankerson, the more he looks like a true third-rounder. With each dropped pass—and there was another on Wednesday during team drills—it becomes more difficult to say the Redskins got a steal when they drafted Hankerson in the third round.
He has significant upside as a long strider who can stretch the field and use his quality size (6-foot-2) on shorter routes, but the frequency at which he drops passes is a bit stunning. Then again, drops are a major reason why he was available for the Redskins at No. 79.
Here’s offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan’s take on Hankerson after Wednesday’s practice: “He's shown his talent. He’s a very natural receiver and he's got a chance to be very good, but he's very inconsistent right now, like a lot of rookies are. He's been real up and down, and until he can get more consistency, he'll never get to that point.”
One threat to Anthony Armstrong seems to have faded, at least for now. Armstrong caught 19 passes for 326 yards and two TDs over the last five games and posted a gaudy 19.8 ypc on the season. He's a nice flier late in fantasy drafts, though it should be noted that Jabar Gaffney is still ahead of him on the depth chart.