WR Andrew Hawkins - Free Agent
|5-7, 175||Born: 3-10-1986||College: Toledo||Drafted: ---|
2016 Week 1 vs PHI (3 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec, 1 / -1 / 0 rush)
Hawkins was busy in this game and could have scored a few times if he had more accurate passes thrown his way. His first touch came on an end around, but he was swallowed up by the defense and lost a yard on the play. He was overthrown by Robert Griffin in the end zone on two separate occasions, once in the second quarter and once in the third quarter.
2016 Week 5 vs NE (7 / 4 / 56 / 1 rec)
Hawkins scored one of the Browns' touchdowns on a corner route on the left side of the end zone. He was wide open on the play as he blew past his defender in one-on-one coverage. The safety was shaded over to Terrelle Pryor's side of the field, which made Hawkins' job easier. He should continue to thrive with defenses paying extra attention to Pryor.
2016 Week 6 vs TEN (4 / 3 / 48 / 0 rec)
Hawkins operated mostly in the middle of the field for Cleveland. He was targeted once on a deep pass, but he was unable to get his toes in on the sideline after making the catch. He did make two big catches in the fourth quarter which set the team up for a touchdown. He remains nothing more than a secondary option in the passing game.
2016 Week 7 vs CIN (4 / 2 / 19 / 0 rec)
Hawkins was quiet until the Browns' first drive of the third quarter. He caught two passes on that drive, both short screens. He eluded several tacklers for a first down on the second catch. Hawkins saw two other targets, both of which he felt the defense committed pass interference against him on the play. No flags came for him on either play, however.
2016 Week 8 vs NYJ (8 / 5 / 31 / 2 rec)
Hawkins had a big showing for the Browns as he was the recipient of both of Josh McCown's touchdown passes. In addition to his two scores, Hawkins was extremely busy in the red zone for Cleveland. His first touchdown came as he was working from left-to-right across the end zone. He later saw another deep end zone shot in the first quarter, but he was overthrown by McCown. He saw two more red zone targets in the second quarter, catching one for a few yards while the other was uncatchable. He scored again on the Browns' final possession of the game, while doing a great job to get his second foot down in bounds.
2015 Week 1 vs NYJ (6 / 3 / 24 / 0 rec)
Hawkins came inches from making a nine-yard touchdown grab in the second quarter. He made the reception in the end zone but just couldn't quite get his second foot down before falling out of bounds. Later in the third quarter, he made a nice first down catch when Manziel found him for a seven-yard gain. Manziel then looked his way on the very next play, but Hawkins took a big hit and was unable to secure the ball.
2015 Week 2 vs TEN (4 / 3 / 43 / 0 rec)
Hawkins only made three catches on the day, but the veteran did a nice job getting open while Manziel was extending plays with his legs. On his first catch, Manziel had rolled right to escape pressure and fired a strike to Hawkins while on the run. Hawkins made his third catch in a similar fashion as Manziel was running away from pressure again and found Hawkins for a first down.
2015 Week 3 vs OAK (6 / 2 / 18 / 0 rec)
Hawkins might have made his first grab in the second quarter but the defender got away with a hold, leading to a pass that looked like it was overthrown. Hawkins saw an end zone target in the fourth quarter that was tipped away by the defender just before it got to him.
2015 Week 4 vs SD (3 / 2 / 27 / 0 rec)
Hawkins was not prominently involved in the game, seeing just three passes come his way. He made his first catch in the middle of the field. He bailed McCown out of trouble on his second catch as he came streaking across the field while his quarterback was under duress.
2015 Week 5 vs BAL (9 / 7 / 49 / 0 rec)
Hawkins was more involved against the Ravens than he had been in previous games this season. He had a tough drop on his first target as he was hit hard just as the ball got to him. Hawkins also saw an end zone target in the second quarter, but Josh McCown overthrew the ball. Later on in the fourth quarter, he had a nice gain erased by an illegal formation penalty where he got open in the middle of the field for what would have been a 25-yard gain.
2015 Week 6 vs DEN (4 / 1 / 25 / 0 rec)
Hawkins suffered from McCown's inaccuracy, as he had targets thrown behind him and over his head throughout the first half. He found himself wide open for a 25-yard gain on what looked like broken coverage by the Broncos.
2015 Week 7 vs LA (3 / 2 / 21 / 0 rec)
ndrew Hawkins made his first catch with the Browns deep in their own territory. It went for a two-yard gain as Hawkins was dropped instantly after making the grab. Hawkins exited the game in the fourth quarter and was evaluated for a concussion.
2015 Week 10 vs PIT (8 / 7 / 69 / 0 rec)
Hawkins was active for the first time since Week 7. He tied for the team lead with seven catches with many of them coming on short passes. Unfortunately, it was announced after the game that Hawkins suffered a second concussion in less than a month. This puts the rest of his season in jeopardy. He also had a killer fumble after a catch over the middle in the second quarter when Will Allen knocked the ball free. He was targeted in the end zone in the fourth quarter, but the pass was intercepted by Mike Mitchell. The concussion appeared to occur after the interception when a Steeler player threw a huge block on him.
2014 Week 1 vs PIT (10 / 8 / 87 / 0 rec)
Hawkins is the receiver to own in Cleveland. Despite Hawkins' deficiency in the redzone, he will excel with the sheer volume of passes thrown to him. He was able to take advantage of the speed mismatch he creates, and failed to drop a pass throughout the entire game. Hawkins lacks upside due to his lack of touchdown production, but he will become an increasingly compelling option in the weeks to come, especially if Jordan Cameron is out for an extended period. Hawkins is very similar to former Brown Davone Bess, but much faster and with better hands. One thing to remember, however, is that Hawkins is not the YAC threat a player like Cordarelle Patterson is. Patterson's height (7 inches taller than Hawkins) means that he has less adjusting to do passes, given him that little bit of extra time to get past defenders
2014 Week 2 vs NO (12 / 6 / 70 / 0 rec)
The Browns offense is one that leaves little room for error. Its low-variance nature limits the number of drives that the Browns have. Furthermore, since yards are gained in small chunks at a time, losing a down due to miscommunication or a blunder is especially hurtful. Andrew Hawkins helps the Browns by being a wily veteran who does not drop passes. When he was needed on Sunday, Hawkins was there to make catches. Hawkins lacks devastating after the catch ability, so his value will come from those short receptions, which are there all day in the Browns offense. Hawkins is the ultimate high-floor player who lacks real upside due to his ineffectiveness in the redzone. He made the biggest play of the game on Sunday, becoming wide-open off his release (due to blown coverage) and hauling in the ball to put the Browns in field goal territory.
2014 Week 3 vs BAL (10 / 7 / 87 / 0 rec)
Andrew Hawkins showed that he is a real talent. Hawkins showed great quickness throughout the game, using his agility to gain separation from defenders. His total awareness on the field helps him make up for his lack of stature by finding the sticks and consistently getting first downs. Hawkins is a great slot receiver, a person who can get yards between the 20s and help offenses move the ball. One thing that is overlooked in the discussion of Hawkins is the fact that he is not a touchdown scorer. Nevertheless, with Josh Gordon out until late November, you can count on Hawkins for a high floor of points due to his hands and receiving prowess.
2014 Week 5 vs TEN (9 / 3 / 27 / 0 rec)
Hawkins struggled on Sunday. In the second quarter, Hawkins sat down on his route and quarterback Brian Hoyer rifled a pass to him ñ but Hawkins had cut away from the pass as Hoyer released it. This led to an interception that was luckily called back. Furthermore, on a crucial third and four early in the game, Hawkins missed a block on a defensive back that would have kept the drive alive. On multiple occasions, Brian Hoyer threw too high when targeting Hawkins, which while is not Hawkins' fault, negatively affects his value as a wide receiver. Hawkins did receive an endzone target, but failed to convert it to a touchdown.
2014 Week 6 vs PIT (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Hawkins was held without a catch for the first time this season. With a big lead, the Browns focused more on the run than ever before, limiting Hawkins' opportunities to make plays. With three easy matchups upcoming where the Browns are poised to have big leads, as well as Jordan Cameron's emergence, Hawkins may not be such a sure thing as many presumed. With his lack of touchdown upside, weeks such as these hurt.
2014 Week 7 vs JAX (9 / 5 / 112 / 0 rec, 1 / 8 / 0 rush)
Hawkins wasn't targeted on the Browns' first two drives of the game. He then caught a curl route for a first down just before the end of the first quarter. Hawkins converted a big third down in the second quarter when he created separation against man coverage over the middle of the field. A few plays later, Hawkins converted another first down on a quick slant route. With the Browns backed up close to their own goalline, Hoyer found Hawkins over the middle of the field for a huge gain. The small receiver evaded a tackle before sprinting down the seam for more than 50 yards. That play lead to a punt however, and the Browns would only get the ball back when the game had been decided. Hawkins added a curl route for 10 yards as the Jaguars coverage slackened.
2014 Week 8 vs OAK (9 / 7 / 88 / 1 rec)
On his sixtieth target of the season, Andrew Hawkins finally managed to find the end zone. Having been thrusted into the #1 wide receiver role for the Browns this season, Hawkins had been unable to add much more than a replacement level skill-set to the Browns for most of the season, but if you dig for long enough you'll eventually find something. Hawkins' touchdown came off a release to the sideline as the inside receiver in a trips left formation. Miles Austin used his large frame to block the corner matched on Hawkins from getting to the pylon, and Hawkins was wide-open for six points. Hawkins also provided a few important first downs for the Browns, using his sure hands and quick hip fluidity to turn up field faster than a corner could react. However, on third and six late in the fourth quarter, Hawkins had to stretch and leap for a Brian Hoyer pass and was stopped short due to his leap, which limited his yard-after-catch ability. Given Hawkins' small stature, Brian Hoyer has little room for error with Hawkins. As evaluators, sometimes it is necessary to see what our eyes cannot. Such is the case with Hawkins and his limitations due to his height.
2014 Week 9 vs TB (8 / 3 / 34 / 0 rec)
Andrew Hawkins struggled on Sunday, finishing with only 4.25 yards per target and without a score. Given Hawkins' lack of touchdown upside, these types of games are very hard to swallow as fantasy owners. Hawkins was matched up against one of the top defensive backs in the league in Alterraun Verner, so that must be taken into consideration when evaluating his performance. Verner is one of the quickest cornerbacks in the league, and that matched up very against the agile Hawkins. Hawkins did leave the game after a very hard hit from Verner in the third quarter, but did return in the fourth. Hawkins only managed one catch after returning from the game. With a short week upcoming, however, it is vital to keep an eye on the injury report.
2014 Week 11 vs HOU (13 / 6 / 97 / 1 rec)
With the Texans playing off coverage for most of the second half, Andrew Hawkins received many targets in the underneath area. Much of what Andrew Hawkins gained on Sunday was given to him by the defense on Sunday. This is not to take away from his great touchdown catch, a run and catch on a drag where the Texans defensive back lost his footing, leaving Hawkins tons of room to scamper for six points. However, Hawkins was not able to make those big plays that a team needs out of their number one receiver when they are down big. Hawkins is miscast as a number one receiver, and it is not fair to ask him to play the big wide receiver role in this offense. Hawkins was his usual shifty self on Sunday, and did make a nice catch after absorbing a hit in the 4th quarter.
2014 Week 12 vs ATL (5 / 5 / 93 / 0 rec)
The increased attention that defenders must pay Josh Gordon will pay huge dividends for Andrew Hawkins' efficiency during the rest of the season. Hawkins' displayed the yards-after-catch ability that the Browns coveted during free agency this past summer. Hawkins showed lightning-fast agility out of his cuts, and is deadly when he has his back towards the defender. The best the Falcons' cornerbacks could do on Sunday was guessing which way Hawkins would go out of his catch, because Hawkins possesses elite agility. Hawkins' biggest reception came in the 4th quarter, where he beat the nickel cornerback to the deep middle of the field, never broke his stride while catching the ball, and raced past the safety on his way to a huge 39-yard gain. This electrifying YAC ability does have its downsides, however, which showed up big at the end of the first half on Sunday. Hawkins made two catches in the final 30 seconds of the first half as the Browns attempted to enter field goal range, and he tried his best to get extra yards. However, it came at a bad tradeoff, as Hawkins used eight seconds to gain only six yards. Those eight seconds could have been huge, especially if it gave the Browns time to attempt a deep shot down the field or a pass that could have got them closer than the 60-yard field goal they attempted.
2014 Week 13 vs BUF (3 / 2 / 24 / 0 rec)
Andrew Hawkins was a ghost on Sunday, only seeing 7.9% of the Browns' targets. Hawkins had his first drop of the season, but from what replays showed, Hawkins was able to secure the ball without it hitting the ground. Alas, the referees thought otherwise, and the play was not reviewed. The Browns attempted only one screen as an attempt to get Hawkins the ball in space, and he was able to make a few moves on his way to a 13-yard gain on 2nd and 15. However, he failed to gain a first down because he ran into his own offensive lineman on his scamper down the near side of the field. From there, he ran backwards one yard and was brought down short of the marker.
2014 Week 14 vs IND (7 / 4 / 38 / 0 rec)
Hawkins was actually open on a number of plays where he was not thrown the ball. Hawkins gained consistent separation against the Colts DBs but failed to get the ball. Hawkins has a role, as a underneath-medium route runner, but when his quarterback does not have the ability to get him the ball, not much can be done.
2014 Week 15 vs CIN (4 / 2 / 7 / 0 rec)
Hawkins was a non-factor for much of the game on Sunday, recording only 2.7 points in PPR leagues despite the Browns being in passing situations for nearly the entire game on Sunday. Both of Hawkins' catches were short slants or digs where he had little room for ad-libbing. Hawkins has a tendency to run backwards on his yard-after-catch opportunities, and he did so on his second catch on Sunday, losing a yard and a half after catching the ball.
2014 Week 16 vs CAR (4 / 1 / 28 / 0 rec, 2 / 7 / 0 rush)
Andrew Hawkins' ability has really gone with the ability of his quarterback. When Hoyer started to sour throughout the middle of the year, Hawkins was put on the backburner production-wise. This continued Sunday, where Hawkins only caught one pass for 28 yards. Hawkins ran a dig and caught the best pass of the day from Johnny Manziel. Outside of that, Hawkins had a drop and was lit up by Panthers cornerback on another catch that was broken up. Hawkins is a solid WR4 on a good team, and his inability has been exposed throughout the second half of the season.
2014 Week 17 vs BAL (7 / 4 / 33 / 0 rec)
It was the tale of two halves for Andrew Hawkins in 2014, as the diminutive receiver struggled to make an impact during the final eight games of the 2014 season. Hawkins operated in front of the marker on Sunday, finishing below 5 yards per target with rookie QB Connor Shaw. Hawkins dropped another pass on Sunday on third down, and with a player who lacks playmaking ability like Hawkins, those drops are killer to his value to the team. In his postgame press conference, however, Hawkins spoke with a veteran presence about growing with the team during the off-season. Often miscast in his role the #1 receiver for the Browns, hopefully the Browns can surround Hawkins with a productive Josh Gordon and another high-level talent to allow Hawkins to be the pest underneath receiver that can be productive and put points on the board.
2013 Week 9 vs MIA (2 / 1 / 10 / 0 rec)
Hawkins had two balls thrown his way. On the first, he took an outlet pass, and used his speed to get a 10 yard gain at the end of the first half. Then later in the game he dropped a screen pass. How Hawkins will fit in this year is a big question mark. There are a lot of options in the passing game that will likely keep Hawkins from doing much. But he should provide another threat in the short passing game that the Bengals can exploit as they try and figure out how to get him on the field more.
2013 Week 11 vs CLE (2 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
Hawkins got one look deep downfield, but the communication between Dalton and Hawkins wasn't there and it sailed over his head. His return to the lineup has been hardly noticed by defenses.
2013 Week 13 vs SD (3 / 3 / 65 / 0 rec, 1 / 6 / 0 rush)
Hawkins is being used in the game-plan more and more. In the first half, he took an end-around and went for 6 yards. Then in the second half, a screen to Hawkins resulted in an 11 yard gain. He really showed his speed on that play. But his big play was a 50 yard gain on a deep slant route. Dalton fired a strike and Hawkins caught the ball and outran the defender down the right sideline for a huge gain. Hawkins injury really put him behind, due to the fact that so many offensive weapons were around him. But he has quickly put himself into a position to possibly be considered the number 2 receiver in Cincy. Aside from Marvin Jones one huge game, the consistency for Jones and Sanu hasn't been there. Whether Hawkins can build on this and become a legitimate week-to-week weapon is a question that will be answered over the next few weeks
2013 Week 14 vs IND (2 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)
A week after it looked like Hawkins was going to seriously threaten the production of Sanu and Jones, he failed to make any significant impact in this one. Hawkins caught one pass on a screen, and made some nice moves to get 7 yards. But aside from that, he was invisible for most of the game.
2013 Week 16 vs MIN (3 / 3 / 37 / 0 rec)
Early on Hawkins had a 16 yard gain on a screen pass wiped out by a holding penalty. Hawkins had 2 very short catches after that, but then made an impact with a beautiful catch in the 2nd half. Dalton threw up a deep lob to Hawkins for 34 yards and Hawkins somehow came up with the ball despite being blanketed by 2 receivers. It took a tremendous amount of concentration for Hawkins, as he doesn't have the size to jump up and fight defenders for the ball. He had to wait until the ball passed through the outstretched arms of the defenders, hold onto the ball and then keep it in his hands as he went sliding into the grass. Hawkins is an embarrassment of riches for Dalton, as he's much better than the number 4 WR that other teams can put out there.
2013 Week 17 vs BAL (5 / 3 / 74 / 0 rec)
Hawkins has been getting more and more involved in this offense. With Eifert and Gresham out, he had a chance to have a solid game and get more looks. On one screen pass, he took the ball, headed for the sideline, then exploded back upfield and picked up 16. Bengals are very smart to get him in space. After then making a 14 yard reception across the middle, Hawkins showed his tremendous ability late in the game. Dalton hit Hawkins across the middle on a medium route. Hawkins caught the ball and made an immediate quick juke to the left, freezing the defender. He then took off upfield and picked up 38 yards. At this point, the optimal 3 WR set has to be Green, Jones and Hawkins. With Bernard in the backfield, this is a very explosive group of playmakers, one that perhaps could be considered the best group of players in the league. Hawkins isn't going to get enough targets to be a consistent fantasy option, as there just aren't enough balls to go around. But he has tons of talent, and could grow into a top slot receiver if the right situation opens up in the future.
2013 Week 18 vs SD (3 / 3 / 20 / 0 rec)
Hawkins wasn't a part of the gameplan until late in the game. The Bengals adjusted to the pass rush and Dalton threw 3 short passes to Hawkins in an attempt to get the ball out of Dalton's hands and into the hands of his playmakers.
2012 Week 1 vs BAL (9 / 8 / 86 / 0 rec)
Hawkins lined up opposite AJ Green on most plays and was defended by a single corner on most routes. His best catch came on a quick pass to the left where he caught the ball cleanly and turned upfield for extra yardage. Hawkins had some difficulty getting off the line of scrimmage but ran nice routes and was able to gain some separation after the initial bump or point of contact.
2012 Week 2 vs CLE (3 / 2 / 56 / 1 rec)
Hawkins was absent for much of the day before making the play of the day for the Bengals in the 4th quarter. After catching a ten yard pass downfield he did an impressive job of setting up a downfield blocker and then juked two defensive backs to the extent that they both fell down before he got close enough that they could touch him. It was good enough for a 50 yard touchdown to salvage what had been a quiet day.
2012 Week 3 vs WAS (4 / 2 / 66 / 1 rec, 2 / 16 / 0 rush)
Hawkins, a dual threat who spent time in the CFL, did it all for the Bengals in their victory over the Redskins. The Toledo product, who checks in at a diminutive five-foot-seven, one hundred and eighty pounds, provides the Bengals with a dynamic offensive weapon. In the ground game, Hawkins took one end-around and one toss for sixteen yards, featuring a remarkable amount of agility and footwork in avoiding tackles. Through the air, he snagged two receptions off four targets for sixty-six yards. Hawkins made the highlight reel on a fifty-nine yard catch-and-run, taking a strike from Andy Dalton across the middle of the field and burning the Washington secondary to put the Bengals up fourteen points midway through the fourth quarter.
2012 Week 4 vs JAX (3 / 3 / 39 / 0 rec)
Hawkins was essentially silent for the entire game outside of a huge reception to close out the third quarter. A short hitch route and a false start penalty sum up Hawkins' offensive involvement early in the game. His big 31-yard gain converted a much-needed third down when the game was still in doubt. After catching a short hitch route, Hawkins exploded up the field, dodged a would-be-tackler, and showed his impressive short-area quickness on the play.
2012 Week 5 vs MIA (13 / 5 / 47 / 0 rec, 1 / 5 / 0 rush)
Hawkins tied with Green for the team lead in targets at 13, but only managed to haul in five of them. Hawkins was all over the field on Sunday, working outside the hashes and inside the deep seams. Hawkins even had a Randall Cobb moment, lining up in the backfield and running a quick out for a five-yard completion. Later, again working out of the backfield, Hawkins took a perfectly designed shovel pass 12 yards, shaking two Miami defenders in the process. Hawkins' best play was a tremendous one-handed grab on his 24-yard catch. Lined up in the slot, Hawkins ran up the seam and despite a high throw from Dalton (easy to do with a 5' 7" target), Hawkins went up and brought the catch down with one hand. Hawkins did have one relatively damaging drop on a similar play. Dalton threw it short, allowing Hawkins to sit between the coverage, but Hawkins couldn't bring the tough catch in, forcing the Bengals to punt. Hawkins just missed TD on the Bengals first FG drive as corner Jimmy Wilson just barely got a hand on the throw into the end zone, deflecting the pass just enough to prevent the TD.
2012 Week 6 vs CLE (5 / 5 / 35 / 0 rec, 1 / 2 / 0 rush)
Hawkins first catch was a quick out that was thrown slightly high. He caught it but couldn't get any YAC because of poor ball placement from his quarterback. His second catch came underneath, over the middle, when the Browns were giving up short throws purposely. His third came in exactly the same situation but he caught the ball at the sideline before going out of bounds. Hawkins only caught quick passes underneath later on in the game as the Browns looked to prevent the deep ball.
2012 Week 7 vs PIT (4 / 2 / 17 / 0 rec)
Hawkins was targeted only four times against the Steelers, all on short routes to the outside in an effort to build momentum for the Bengals passing game and spread out the Steelers' defensive backfield. He caught two balls for short gains, both on quick passes from Andy Dalton that where Hawkins appeared to be the first option in the passing game. Despite having success on longer receptions early in the year, Hawkins primarily ran short hitches and curls as the Steelers' backpedaled to keep him from going over the top of the defense.
2012 Week 9 vs DEN (7 / 4 / 32 / 0 rec, 1 / -2 / 0 rush)
Hawkins was not consistently involved in the passing game, but he flashed when giving the opportunity. He showed good hands on a quick out route as well as his patented 'phone booth quickness' on a receiver screen. His lone chance for a score was quickly dampened as Hawkins' rushing attempt on a red zone reverse was ushered straight out of bounds. Hawkins made a clutch play down the field late in the game when on third-and-long, Hawkins made a contested catch between defenders. While that play did not get Cincinnati back into the game, it was just another example of Hawkins' skill that could expand his role in this offense.
2012 Week 10 vs NYG (5 / 3 / 16 / 1 rec)
Hawkins only had 3 catches on Sunday as the Bengals didn't need to work especially hard to beat the Giants. Regardless, Hawkins managed to score a touchdown and almost had a second touchdown. Hawkins made a terrific one handed catch in the redzone, just outstretching his hand to control the ball before turning it upfield for the score. Hawkins almost scored near the sideline of the redzone but his feet were just out of bounds and it was ruled incomplete. The Bengals had the fortune of very short fields due to many Giants turnovers and so fewer yards/first downs were needed from this offense, which took away some value from WR's like Hawkins. However, his hands and concentration was on display in a big way on Sunday and he continues to impress this season.
2012 Week 13 vs SD (8 / 5 / 47 / 0 rec)
Hawkins was having a solid year for the Bengals before injuring his knee. After missing the past two games, he returned in this game in effect replacing the injured Mohamed Sanu. Hawkins was a reliable outlet for Dalton in this game, seeing several third down targets from the quarterback. He also helped save Dalton from a second half interception, doing a great job of knocking the ball away from the defender. His long gain in the game was on his first catch, picking up 17 yards on a crossing route on third and 8. His other four catches went for just 30 yards total, but he did see a designed swing pass go to him on a third down pass play in the red zone. With A.J. Green out in front and blocking for him, Hawkins came up short of the first down marker and actually fumbled the ball. It was stripped as he reached the sideline, but fortunately for him the fumble went out of bounds.
2012 Week 14 vs DAL (8 / 6 / 44 / 1 rec)
Andrew Hawkins turned in potentially the best day of any Bengals receiver, displaying shiftiness and quickness that we've seen from him at times. Interestingly, about 3 or 4 of his 8 targets were in the redzone, though all of them were either screens or shovels, as he's rarely targeted on intermediate or deep routes. His touchdown came on a by-design shovel pass in which he displayed good vision behind solid blocking. Prior to that, the Bengals also called his number on a screen, and he had a 3rd redzone target of note that he took to about the 5, though that wasn't a play designed for him. Hawkins also had a drop on a ball where he lost his footing a bit, so it's tough to quibble with him there. All in all, it's clear the Bengals have found a receiver they like who can get them quick hits of 5 to 8 yards on several occasions.
2012 Week 16 vs PIT (7 / 3 / 30 / 0 rec)
Hawkins' first reception only went for two yards as he caught a quick out in the flat before being pushed out of bounds. Hawkins caught a 19 yard pass down the left seem on third and 10. He came wide open against zone coverage to catch an excellent throw from Dalton. Hawkins caught a nine yard curl on first and 10 when he slipped past a defender in the slot.
2012 Week 17 vs BAL (3 / 3 / 18 / 0 rec)
Hawkins had only three catches, but his first was a great play to break two tackles on an underneath crossing route, running through defenders and stretching for the 1st down. His second catch was a wide receiver screen, and Hawkins showed great quickness following his blockers and running through traffic, but he was ultimately stopped at the second level. Hawkins also caught a ball in the 3rd quarter on an underneath route on 3rd and 15, but he was stopped immediately.
2012 Week 18 vs HOU (4 / 2 / 15 / 0 rec)
Hawkins only had two catches on four targets with a long of eight yards. Dalton's struggles reading the field (and hesitancy to sling it) clearly limited Hawkins opportunities as he was often ignored for Jermaine Gresham. Hawkins is spectacular in space and something the Bengals desperately needed on Saturday, but for whatever reason was left out of the game plan.
2011 Week 4 vs BUF (3 / 2 / 43 / 0 rec)
Hawkins is a former CFL player who finished as the runner up on Michael Irvin's reality TV show, losing out to Cowboys WR Jesse Holley. Hawkins was moved up from the team's practice squad following the season-ending injury to Jordan Shipley. He made an instant impact this week as he turned a very short pass into a 25-yard gain on the Bengals 2nd play from scrimmage. Dalton missed him on a deep target later in the game but he did pick up 18 yards on another catch and run play in the third quarter. Hawkins played both receiver and cornerback at Toledo and looks like a very good athlete with impressive change of direction ability. He looks like he can be very effective working on shorter routes where he can get to open field and make people miss.
2011 Week 5 vs JAX (2 / 2 / 6 / 0 rec)
The little rookie out of Toledo wasn't able to duplicate his week 4 performance, but did make decent use of limited opportunities.
2011 Week 8 vs SEA (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec, 1 / 6 / 0 rush)
Hawkins was a nonfactor in this game, his one contribution a run to the left end which he took for 6 yards.
2011 Week 10 vs PIT (6 / 5 / 56 / 0 rec, 1 / 4 / 0 rush)
Hawkins had to play a bigger role because of the injury to Green. He made the most of it by being a safety valve for QB Andy Dalton. He showed above average speed out there often beating defenders to the corner and also gaining separation on them. He seems to be a good role player and might develop into a nice target for Dalton. He made a spectacular 25 yard grab in the first quarter. Dalton lobbed up a ball to the sideline and Hawkins, who had beaten his defender, laid out for a sensational grab.
2011 Week 11 vs BAL (8 / 4 / 47 / 0 rec)
The biggest surprise of the day for the Bengals may have been the diminutive Hawkins. Hawkins caught Dalton's first pass of the day, a 6 yard out on which his route running looked very sharp. He made an excellent diving catch on a slant for a pickup of 13 yards later in the first quarter. While he had a couple of route confusions with Dalton, he stayed involved in the passing game throughout. In the second quarter he made another diving catch, this one for 9 yards on 3rd and 8. While Caldwell and Simpson were stretching the defense vertically, Hawkins did a nice job finding the holes underneath.
2011 Week 12 vs CLE (3 / 2 / 27 / 0 rec)
Rookie WR Andrew Hawkins did not get a whole lot of looks, but made a very nice play to convert a 3rd and 19, taking in the pass only 2-3 yards down field, but then sprinting across the field to pick up another 16-17 yards on his own. In the 4th quarter, Hawkins had a half-step on CB Dmitri Patterson in the corner of the end zone, but Dalton's pass sailed out of bounds over his head. It would have taken a perfect pass by Dalton, but the opportunity was there.
2011 Week 13 vs PIT (2 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)
"Young Baby Hawk's" one catch and eight yards represents the only non-AJ Green wide receiver production of the day for Cincinnati. It was a really bad day for the Bengals offensively. His catch went for a first down, and it was thought by the game's announcers that he'd be very involved throughout after being very effective in the first matchup between these teams. As his stats will tell you, they were wrong.
2011 Week 14 vs HOU (1 / 1 / 22 / 0 rec, 1 / 4 / 0 rush)
Hawkins contribution to the game came on a short pass with thirty seconds left in the first half. He took the dump off and showed great shiftiness as he made several players miss on the way to getting the Bengals into range for an end-of-the-half field goal.
2011 Week 16 vs ARI (2 / 1 / 3 / 0 rec)
Hawkins was limited as the 4th option in the passing game as Dalton chose to be careful with the ball with the big lead.