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Touted as the next Andre Johnson since he showed up on campus at Miami, Hankerson failed to live up to those comparisons in his first three seasons. Then as a senior, he enjoyed a breakthrough year that ranked among the finest in the history of the program. Hankerson had 72 receptions for 1,156 yards and 13 touchdowns in 2010 - all three of those numbers exceeded his totals from his first three seasons with the Hurricanes combined, and the 13 TDs broke Michael Irvin's school record. He found the end zone in 10 of 13 games, highlighted by a 30-21 victory at Clemson in which he caught seven passes for 147 yards and three scores. While much of Hankerson's improvement was surely due to experience and maturity, he also sought help midway through his career from former Miami Dolphins star Mark Duper, and those sessions clearly paid dividends. Hankerson always possessed explosive speed, but overcame problems with drops and improved his route running as his career progressed at Miami. He put his speed on full display at the NFL combine, placing fourth among wideouts by running the 40-yard dash in 4.43 seconds. Hankerson also has good size and a hard-working reputation, making him a surefire early-round selection on draft day and a possible late first-rounder.