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Former Ohio State defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins selected by the New York Giants in NFL Draft

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Former Ohio State defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins was selected No. 49 overall by the New York Giants in the 2013 NFL Draft on Friday night.

The 6-foot-3 Hankins completed three seasons at OSU, foregoing his senior year in Columbus due to his high draft stock. During his junior year Hankins was named second-team All-American by the Associated Press and third-team All-American by Phil Steele.

His 55 tackles during his senior year were enough for fourth on the team, and he leaves the Buckeyes with 138 total tackles and 16.5 tackles for loss.

After completing his junior season ‘Big Hank’ was named first-team All-Big Ten by the coaches and second team by the media in November.

Only a three star recruit coming out of high school in Detroit, according to rivals.com, Hankins quickly developed in his time with OSU. Relegated to the bench his freshman season, Hankins started every game during the 2011 and 2012 seasons for the Buckeyes.

During 2011, Hankins recorded a career high 67 tackles, three sacks and 11 tackles for loss and was named honorable mention All-Big Ten by both the media and coaches. 

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