Terrill Hanks, OLB, New Mexico State #2

6021, 235, 4.65

Notes: From Miami, FL. Played in 12 games and started 11 as a freshman, racking up 81 tackles, 6.5 TFL, 1 sack, 3 INT, 4 PBU, 1 FF and 1 FR in 2015. Played in 12 games and started 11, collecting 103 tackles, 12.5 TFL, 2 sacks, 2 INT, 7 PBU, 2 FF and 1 FR in 2016. Played in all 13 games with 12 starts, compiling 111 tackles, 15 TFL, 7 sacks, 2 INT, 8 PBU, 2 FF and 1 FR in 2017. Missed spring practices healing from a wrist injury but entered the 2018 season healthy.

Positives: Very good natural athlete. Has developed a better understanding of the game and his production and impact have improved every year. Makes a lot of big plays. Can move around and do different things. Can set the edge against the run. Good pass rusher. Good cover skills. Good range and pursuit. Should excel on special teams.

Negatives: Average natural frame size. Gets bounced around at times. Misses some tackles. Still refining his pass rush techniques.

Summary: Somewhat unheralded prospect with fine tools and productivity to make the jump to the next level.

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