The more I see of WR Leonard Hankerson, the more he loo...

Rich Campbell, Washington Times - [Full Article]

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.”

Fantasy Impact: 

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.

Filed Under: 2011, Preseason

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