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Jrudi
03-28-2011, 11:26 AM
We all know that the Chiefs need help at WR2. There is always free agency... but it hasn't helped out the Chiefs at that position since Pioli and Haley have arrived, and with the uncertainty of when free agency may begin I think the Chiefs will look to add one in the draft and look to develop him..which they like to do.

If you haven't heard of this guy yet, his name is Leonard Hankerson (6'2" 210lbs). He was highly recruited out of HS and attended the University of Miami being compared as the next Andre Johnson. He had trouble with Drops his first two seasons but put in some extra time with a trainer the off season before his Junior year and broke out with 800 rec yds, then following up this season with 72 receptions, 1,156 yds, and 13 TD's which broke a school record previously help by Micheal Irvin.

Looks like a guy Pioli might go for due to the playing experience. Got playing time all four years of school, listed as a starter his Junior and Sr. year. He was also a standout at the Sr. Bowl, which Pioli seems to read into.

We can all agree there wont be a WR prospect worthy/available of a pick at 21, so I think we look to take this guy with our 2nd round pick. Here are some highlights... let me know what you guys think...

YouTube - Leonard Hankerson (WR, The U)

whatwasthat?
03-28-2011, 02:43 PM
IMO wed have to trade up in the 2nd to get him...he wont make it to 55

Jrudi
03-29-2011, 10:57 AM
IMO wed have to trade up in the 2nd to get him...he wont make it to 55

Possibly...I wouldn't mind seeing us trade back with say New England to either picks 28 or 33, and possibly picking up another 2nd round pick.

I really want to see this guy in red and gold next year so I hope he falls or we can move in a position to land him.

I would rather have this guys than someone like say Randall Cobb or Titus Young, because we already have a "Small, Quick, Dynamic" receiver like them in McCluster and I don't think it would help to bring in another one similar to him. Need a guy to help open up the field to create space for McCluster.

pojote
03-29-2011, 11:05 AM
Every time I play Madden I think the same. I can't make plays with WR's #2, #4, #5. We have a #1 and #2 WR that should play for many seasons, but nothing else.

GET A #2 WR!!!! (please)

2010chiefs
03-30-2011, 12:23 AM
I've had my eye on this guy since the college season. Quarterback would throw him the ball all day and let him make big plays. Targeted over and over again in one game. I couldn't believe it.

whatwasthat?
03-31-2011, 05:45 PM
Possibly...I wouldn't mind seeing us trade back with say New England to either picks 28 or 33, and possibly picking up another 2nd round pick.

I really want to see this guy in red and gold next year so I hope he falls or we can move in a position to land him.

I would rather have this guys than someone like say Randall Cobb or Titus Young, because we already have a "Small, Quick, Dynamic" receiver like them in McCluster and I don't think it would help to bring in another one similar to him. Need a guy to help open up the field to create space for McCluster.

i find it hard to see NE trading up for anyone considering they also pick at 17 (or 18?) its not their style

but if we did manage to trade back to the late 1st or early 2nd and acquire more picks, i would be happy drafting hankerson or torrey smith out of maryland

Jrudi
04-01-2011, 11:17 AM
i find it hard to see NE trading up for anyone considering they also pick at 17 (or 18?) its not their style

but if we did manage to trade back to the late 1st or early 2nd and acquire more picks, i would be happy drafting hankerson or torrey smith out of maryland

I can see what you are saying... But I did hear on ESPN the other day that some feel this may be the year they do trade up.

Analysts were discussing that they are set with picks, they have 2 picks each in rounds 1, 2, and 3. Some were saying that if you look at the Patrioits, even thought they are a really good team...They lack that "Dominant Play-maker" (Aside from Brady) on Either side of the ball. They were talking that this may be the year (With the position they are in and the fact that a rookie wage scale might get put into place this year) that they may use those picks to go get a play-maker on both sides of the ball and set themselves up for a few more championships before Brady is done.

I know it's unlikely but we can dream right...and you never know with Belichik.

whatwasthat?
04-01-2011, 07:42 PM
my guess is that they will go OT and OLB with those first 2 picks...so if they take an OLB with 17, they could want to move ahead of indy to get a tackle they want because indy has a need for an OT

thats the only scenario i can think of

but yes they are loaded with draft picks and have the firepower to move up if they want

Jrudi
04-04-2011, 01:45 PM
my guess is that they will go OT and OLB with those first 2 picks...so if they take an OLB with 17, they could want to move ahead of indy to get a tackle they want because indy has a need for an OT

thats the only scenario i can think of

but yes they are loaded with draft picks and have the firepower to move up if they want

That's actually a quite realistic scenario...

Every Mock I have seen has Indy taking someone like Nate Solder, Camiri or Sherrodd. If the pats really like one, we are setting right in front of Indy and they could come up and steal the guy they like.

Jrudi
04-05-2011, 02:07 PM
Teicher projects us to target Hankerson in the 2nd round as well. Story (http://chiefsblog.kansascity.com/?q=node/1702)

I really do hope we can land this guy. I know some people are saying to go get someone like Randall Cobb from Kentucky or Titus Young from Boise. But since we already have a small framed slot WR in McCluster, I'm not sure it would be that much more effective with a similar style WR. Need a bigger body, that can take the top off the D, and command attention from DB's.

whatwasthat?
04-06-2011, 05:14 PM
hankerson wont make it to 55...hell go in the top of the 2nd somewhere...not a fan of cobb either...he seems more like a brad smith type gimmick player, not a starting receiver...

i like hankerson and torrey smith...neither of which will make it to 55 so wed either have to trade down with our 1st rounder or trade up with our 2nd to get one of those guys

SAPHOJUNKIE
04-11-2011, 07:11 PM
hankerson wont make it to 55...hell go in the top of the 2nd somewhere...not a fan of cobb either...he seems more like a brad smith type gimmick player, not a starting receiver...

i like hankerson and torrey smith...neither of which will make it to 55 so wed either have to trade down with our 1st rounder or trade up with our 2nd to get one of those guys

Just so you know, in his latest mock, Todd McShay has Hankerson going in the top of the third, and Torrey Smith falling to us in the back half of the third.

In this scenario, we could draft Carimi, Hankerson, and Smith with our first three picks.

Jrudi
04-12-2011, 11:33 AM
Just so you know, in his latest mock, Todd McShay has Hankerson going in the top of the third, and Torrey Smith falling to us in the back half of the third.

In this scenario, we could draft Carimi, Hankerson, and Smith with our first three picks.

Wouln't want to draft both Hankerson and Smith just because it would be two high picks on the same position. I would rather use our 2nd for a WR2 and our 3rd on someone like NT Jerrell Powe from Ole Miss or Sam Acho OLB/DE from Texas (Depending on what Position we take in the 1st.)

I would love for this scenario:

Trade back from 21 to 28 (NE wants to grab an OT before Indy gets the one they want. and we pick up the 3rd rounder they got in the Randy Moss Trade) Take Akeem Ayers @ 28 if he is there, if not take OT Nate Solder. Round 2 Take Hankerson or Smith (Whichever is available) Round 3 (We pick up pick #74 from the NE trade and take Sam Acho if we took Solder in Round one or an OT, OC/G, if we took Ayers in round 1 (Could Also look at someone like Amahd Black Saftey from FLA with this pick). Our second of the 3rd rounders we take Jerrell Powe to man our NT position. And Round 4 we could take either OT Marcus Gilbert from FLA or ILB Kelvin Sheppard from LSU (Depending on which positions are filled with picks in the earlier rounds). Round 5 we address Backup QB (McElroy, Stanzi, etc.) and 7 we look at Depth at any of the positions of need.

With this scenario we have addressed most of our major needs : WR2, OLB, NT, O-Line Depth, ILB depth, and Backup QB.

tdehoff
04-15-2011, 01:15 AM
I love Hankerson. Don't think he will be there when we pick in the second.

whatwasthat?
04-16-2011, 06:35 PM
Just so you know, in his latest mock, Todd McShay has Hankerson going in the top of the third, and Torrey Smith falling to us in the back half of the third.

In this scenario, we could draft Carimi, Hankerson, and Smith with our first three picks.


mcshay doesnt know what he is talking about...neither hankerson nor smith will make it to our 2nd round pick

fairladyZ
04-17-2011, 01:53 PM
I Still say that we get Austin Pettis in rd 4.. maybe even 5th. Dude catches EVERYTHING!

And i could be biased cause i was out at a club with him lastnight. Cool Guy.

whatwasthat?
04-18-2011, 01:34 AM
I Still say that we get Austin Pettis in rd 4.. maybe even 5th. Dude catches EVERYTHING!

And i could be biased cause i was out at a club with him lastnight. Cool Guy.

i like pettis a lot...would absolutely use a 4th on him

Jrudi
04-18-2011, 11:15 AM
mcshay doesnt know what he is talking about...neither hankerson nor smith will make it to our 2nd round pick

Yeah McShay doesn't get paid to study these guys for a living or anything...

I've seen other mocks where we get Hankerson in the 2nd. It always seems like every year the WR's slip and everyone is like Oh Man I can't believe they fell that far!
Ex: Dez Bryant & DeSean Jaskson

The reality is that Hankerson has AJ Green, Julio Jones, Torrey Smith, Jon Baldwin, Rated above him and it's a toss up between Him, Randall Cobb, & Titus Young with who is ranked next. It's not unrealistic that he would be there at 55, and who knows we have had him for a visit, maybe we really like him and trade up a few picks to get him?? We did it with Moeaki last year and look how that paid off for us.

fairladyZ
04-18-2011, 11:46 PM
Ya pettis has some of the best hands i've ever seen. Runs good routes. doesn't drop the ball. and he's big and decently quick.

At the club he was way chill and just kind of sitting around.. lot of people coming up and talking to him but he was cool about it. Saw him with 1 drink then the rest of the night i only saw him with water

whatwasthat?
04-19-2011, 12:43 AM
Yeah McShay doesn't get paid to study these guys for a living or anything...

I've seen other mocks where we get Hankerson in the 2nd. It always seems like every year the WR's slip and everyone is like Oh Man I can't believe they fell that far!
Ex: Dez Bryant & DeSean Jaskson

The reality is that Hankerson has AJ Green, Julio Jones, Torrey Smith, Jon Baldwin, Rated above him and it's a toss up between Him, Randall Cobb, & Titus Young with who is ranked next. It's not unrealistic that he would be there at 55, and who knows we have had him for a visit, maybe we really like him and trade up a few picks to get him?? We did it with Moeaki last year and look how that paid off for us.


i could see us trading up to grab a receiver that we really like...the 2nd tier of WRs (after green and jones) is smith, baldwin, and hankerson...i actually expect hankerson to go ahead of baldwin because baldwin has "me first" character concerns (the same reason titus youngs draft stock has dropped)

or if we found someone to trade down with, we could acquire another 2nd rounder and pick up a receiver there

Jrudi
04-19-2011, 10:16 AM
i could see us trading up to grab a receiver that we really like...the 2nd tier of WRs (after green and jones) is smith, baldwin, and hankerson...i actually expect hankerson to go ahead of baldwin because baldwin has "me first" character concerns (the same reason titus youngs draft stock has dropped)

or if we found someone to trade down with, we could acquire another 2nd rounder and pick up a receiver there

We are actually setting in a good position to make a trade somewhere. I think the last 3 years Pick 21 has been traded... Also there's a lot of talk that the Colts are looking pretty hard at OT's, we could have someone like New England (With a ton of picks), Chicago, Jets, or Steelers want to jump in front of Indy to grab the OT they want before Indy gets him.

I can really see this scenario happening....This would allow us to pick up another 2nd or 3rd and still land someone late in the 1st.