BIO: Former Purdue transfer coming off a sensational senior campaign of 67/25.5/17, winning both All-America and All-Conference honors.
POSITIVES: Quick yet under-sized pass rusher who lacks a true pro position. Plays with excellent pad level, balance and body control. Has good first-step quickness, fast off the edge and displays skills in pursuit. Quickly changes direction and nicely redirects to ball carriers.
NEGATIVES: Easily slowed by blocks and even taken from the action by opposing fullbacks. Has difficulty anchoring against the run.
ANALYSIS: Answering the call as a senior, Hawkins dominated on the small-school level yet lacks the true size\speed numbers to be more than a situational pass rusher in the NFL.