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Pick No.: 213
Team: Denver Broncos
ames Hanna is a guy who is flying way under the radar at this point. Currently, CBS sports has Hanna listed as the No. 26 tight end in the draft and No. 499 overall.
These numbers show that there is virtually no way that Hanna is getting drafted, but I think he is going to turn some heads at the combine.
At 6'4" and 243 pounds, Hanna has been a great combo-tight end for the Sooners. While he was used as a blocker for the majority of the season, Hanna was still able to catch 27 passes for 381 yards and two touchdowns.
Frankly, I'm surprised Hanna wasn't more involved in the passing game this season. He has great hands, great strength, and is going to be an asset to an NFL team in need of tight end depth.
The NFL is seemingly turning into a league obsessed with the "hybrid" tight end, such as Antonio Gates or former OU tight end Jermaine Gresham. Even though Hanna isn't a 6'6" tight end that runs a 4.4 40-yard dash, he still has a lot of ability.
He might go undrafted, but I think he'd be a great late round/end of the draft pick for the Denver Broncos. If the Tim Tebow era is going to continue, he is going to need a go-to tight end that can bail him out occasionally.
James Hanna is the perfect fit. No risk, high reward.