Leonard Hankerson Drafted By Washington Redskins: How Miami WR Will Fit In On Offense

After the Redskins stopped wheeling and dealing in the second round, they actually settled down and decided to pick a player early in the third. They selected Leonard Hankerson, wide receiver out of the University of Miami, with the 79th pick in the 2011 NFL Draft.

In 2010, the Redskins offense lacked playmakers. Plain and simple. They did not have many players that struck fear into opposing defenses. As a result, most teams learned defend the run first against the Redskins, then once the running game was stopped, they would pin their ears back and get after the QB.

Now that Hankerson is in the fold, things could change. Hankerson is a long, lanky receiver who has explosiveness and can get vertical on opposing secondaries. While he was said to have issues catching the ball consistently, I tend to look at his statistics. He finished his career with over 2,000 receiving yards and 22 receiving TDs. He also shown he could be a playmaker after the catch, averaging nearly 17 yards a grab.

For the past few years, the Redskins pass offense always went through Chris Cooley and Santana Moss. Now, with the addition of Hankerson (in addition to Anthony Armstrong's emergence), the Redskins offense could look quite different in 2011.

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