Chargers Eyeing Alabama WR Darius Hanks

Joe Everett of shared this information from the East-West Shrine Game practices:


The East-West Shrine Game is going to be played on January 21 and we can keep our eyes on WR Darius Hanks out of Alabama. Hanks is not expected to be drafted until late-late in the draft.

Here is the quick evaluation from Pro Football Weekly:

Thin-framed, agile slot receiver who goes down easily on contact and looks for a soft place to land. Lacks the toughness and physicality to work across the middle but can be effective outside in the short-to-intermediate receiving game, possessing the short-area burst to uncover.


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  • All Charged Up

    Way to small IMO, he’d have to bulk up 10-15 lbs to be a threat on the outside without being destroyed at the LOS.

  • All Charged Up

    Way too small IMO, he’d have to bulk up 10-15 lbs to be a threat on the outside without being completely destroyed at the LOS.

  • epadaon

    He could be a guy that gets groomed through the practice squad and then bulks up during that time. Could be a slot guy though

  • the gorn

    AJ, please don’t pick this guy in the first 3 or 4 rounds of the draft!

    • epadaon

      @the gorn that would be ridiculous if he picks him up that early…. but really, would it surprise you?

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  • JonVivian

    AJ will probably trade up to get this guy, a football player that lacks toughness. Sounds like another patrick crayton, the one NFL player I have seen who is truly afraid to get hit. But this kid is a model citizen. The writing is on the wall. Goodbye VJ.

    Guess Simpson from Cincy isn’t headed here either.

    • epadaon

      @JonVivian Simpson is destined to stay with Cincinnati acting like that!!!

      that was the first thing I thought, when i saw ‘LACKS TOUGHNESS’… sounds like a typical choice for our team