Arrival of Damon Harrison in New York spelled doom for Johnathan Hankins

The Giants brought Damon Harrison into the fold a year ago, hastening the departure of Johnathan Hankins. PFF analyzes the changes.

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Arrival of Damon Harrison in New York spelled doom for Johnathan Hankins


  • In 2016, with the addition of Damon Harrison, Johnathan Hankins played out of position at 3-technique and finished with the lowest grade of his career (47.1 overall grade).
  • Hankins’ 4.8 pass-rush productivity ranked 38th among defensive tackles in 2016.
  • Clearly, Hankins is most suited to playing over the nose, explaining why he was allowed to depart in free agency.
  • Caleb Brantley – recently selected by the Giants in the seven-round PFF mock draft – was incredibly productive in limited playing time, ranking fifth among this defensive tackle class in PRP (11.7).
  • Brantley has extensive experience playing 3-technique – aligning there on 65.4 percent of his snaps in college.
  • Admittedly at a lower level, the Florida Gator had three more pressures (29) than Hankins (26) in 245 fewer pass-rushing snaps. He’d be an excellent fit in New York.

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