Just about any draft-preview story you read about new Redskins wide receiver Leonard Hankerson mentioned his hands. And their size. Big hands, he has.
“His massive hands, once compared by a former coach to Godzilla’s, measure 10 5/8 inches from the tip of his pinky to the tip of his thumb — the largest of any player at the combine this year,” the Miami Herald reported.
That coach who made the Godzilla crack was former Miami position coach Marquis Moseley. I’ve never heard of him, but I have heard of some of Hankerson’s other mentors, including Cris Carter — who worked out with him daily after Hankerson’s senior year of high school — and Mark Duper.
“My boy Hank is making me so proud,” Duper told the South-Florida Sentinel last fall. “I don’t see any reason why Hank shouldn’t go first round [in the draft]. A team would be crazy not to pick him. I’m telling you, this guy is going to be a star in the league. If he gets to a good team with a good quarterback, I guarantee he’ll be a big star in this league.”
Also, Miami defensive back Ryan Hill once claimed Hankerson “has an old-man swagger.” He meant that as a compliment.