Kelley L Cox-US PRESSWIRE
Out of all of the Cowboys draft picks, James Hanna could be the most intriguing.
At 6'4", 252 pounds, Hanna is an imposing physical presence at the tight end position. Couple that with his soft hands and 4.46 speed, and Hanna has the potential to be a dangerous threat in the passing game.
In Oklahoma's quick-strike spread attack, Hanna's talents were underutilized, which explains his lack of huge numbers in college. But so far in his time with the Cowboys, Hanna has impressed.
He performed well in the preseason, showing off his athleticism downfield while running precise routes over the middle.
Still, despite his apparent talent, Hanna is stuck behind a experienced pair of veterans, Jason Witten and Jason Phillips, who have limited his playing time thus far. But in the snaps he has seen, Hanna has performed well.
He's caught the ball when given the opportunity—he has one reception for 10 yards this season—and has shown remarkable progress blocking. Expect to see much more of Hanna by season's end, as his blend of size and speed will make him a great tool for the offense.