Rookie review: Hankerson's season was over just as it got started

Rookie review: Hankerson's season was over just as it got started
February 12, 2012, 10:40 am
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During the course of the year, 11 of the Redskins 12 draft picks from 2011 were on the active roster. Here we take a look at each of them, how much they played, what they accomplished and what their future prospects are.See the links below for the previous rookie reviews. Today, its wide receiver Leonard Hankerson.Leonard Hankerson
Drafted in 3rd round, 17 overall
On roster 9 games, played 4, started 2, played 126 snaps (11.4 percent)2011: Hankersons season got going late and it ended early. He had issues with drops in training camp and in the preseason and that helped him stay stuck on the inactive list for the first five games. Hankerson was activated and played very sparingly in Carolina and then got more action the following week. In his starting debut he caught four passes for 34 yards against the 49ers. His breakout game came the next week in Miami as he had 8 receptions for 106 yards. Unfortunately, the last catch in that game came on his last play of the season as he suffered a hip injury when he was tackled and he landed on injured reserve.Prospects: The Redskins are counting on Hankerson to continue to develop and have many more games like the one in Miami. If he is to become a true playmaker, he needs to display the ability to run after the catch that he showed as a college player at Miami. Even if that does not develop, he can be a very useful player by using his 6-2 frame to become a third down and red zone target.Previous rookie reviewsG Maurice HurtLB Markus WhiteNT Chris NeildCB Brandyn Thompson WR Aldrick RobinsonRB Evan RoysterWR Niles PaulDeJon GomesRoy Helu