WR Lavelle Hawkins - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
|5-11, 187||Born: 7-12-1986||College: California||Drafted: Round 4, pick 2008|
2011 Week 3 vs DEN (5 / 2 / 16 / 0 rec)
Hawkins began the game as the Titans fourth receiver but ended up spending a fair amount of time on the field once Kenny Britt left due to a knee injury. Hawkins was used primarily on quick out routes and short curls. The team appeared to use him to give quarterback Matt Hasselbeck an outlet pass late in the game in the event that the Denver pass rush flushed him from the pocket. Hawkins finished the day with two short catches, converting one for a first down.
2011 Week 5 vs PIT (8 / 4 / 33 / 0 rec)
On Tennessee's first drive, Hawkins was targeted on 3rd-and-goal from the 12 in the deep-middle of the endzone. He was illegally contacted by Pittsburgh linebacker James Farrior and tripped, taking away the opportunity to make a play on the ball. He wasn't involved much in the second quarter of the game, and most of his contributions were short-yardage plays in the middle of the field. His biggest play of the game was a 16-yard catch that he did a nice job getting his hands under. The play was initially ruled an incompletion on the low throw, but Hawkins scooped it effectively and got Tennessee's first touchdown-scoring drive underway. Hawkins isn't the most explosive player, but he'll get his fair share of targets as long as this team continues to lean towards the pass.
2011 Week 7 vs HOU (7 / 3 / 24 / 0 rec)
Next to Chris Johnson, nobody saw more passes then Lavelle Hawkins but unlike Johnson Hawkins couldn't haul in even half of them. It was a combination of poor passing under pressure and good coverage, with a little of Hawkins' limitations mixed in but regardless he couldn't do enough with his chances. Hawkins was also the target of one of Hassebleck's two interceptions. On the play, Hawkins was just overthrown (although he could have been off-route as well) and couldn't recover in time to prevent the pick.
2011 Week 8 vs IND (5 / 3 / 18 / 0 rec)
Nice third down conversion for 8 yards showing good hands and fighting aggressively for extra yardage called back by a chop block call.
2011 Week 9 vs CIN (6 / 5 / 63 / 1 rec)
Hawkins was very fortunate to have the stat line that he did. He found himself wide open in the corner of the end zone due to a breakdown in coverage for his first touchdown. Other than a couple of short catches, the majority of the rest of his yardage came on the last play of the game when the Titans threw the ball short to him and let him run. The defense was guarding against the hail mary and Hawkins picked up and extra 30 yards that meant nothing in the game.
2011 Week 10 vs CAR (1 / 1 / 3 / 0 rec)
Lavelle Hawkins had very little involvement in the game overall as the Titans focused on pounding the football. The Titans were also very inconsistent offensively and could not convert on third downs. Hawkins caught a 15 yard pass early that was called back by a dubious offensive pass interference penalty.
2011 Week 12 vs TB (7 / 5 / 51 / 0 rec)
Hawkins did well on some short receptions early on although he almost lost a first down by dancing around but he is showing a developing WR with a future in this league. Here is something you won't read on a stat sheet...in the 2nd half he had a deep target that could have been a touchdown but EJ Biggers managed to break up the pass as Hawkins was streaking towards the end zone. That would have been a 40 yard strike to add to what he had already done. Hawkins had a big 3rd down reception late in the 4th quarter to set the Titans up 1st and goal.
2011 Week 13 vs BUF (4 / 2 / 9 / 0 rec)
Hawkins mainly served as the #3 WR in the game this week and was not very active. He did replace an injured Nate Washington for a brief period in the second half but only finished the game with 2 catches for 9 yards.
2011 Week 15 vs IND (10 / 8 / 88 / 0 rec)
Hawkins has taken the opportunity presented to him this season and run with it, once again producing at a high level as the Titans possession receiver. He is being utilized primarily on quick outs and screen passes but is showing improved hands and concentration. Hawkins is not a great route runner, but he is quick enough to beat nickel corners to the outside. While he is not often targeted on deep routes, he does find a way to quickly turn upfield after the catch and gain extra yardage. His best catch came on a quick out in the first half from Matt Hasselbeck. On the play, Hawkins showed great concentration in looking the ball in to his hands before being wrapped up and thrown to the ground.
2010 Week 7 vs PHI (1 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)
Lavelle Hawkins caught one short pass over the middle for five yards in the third quarter against Philadelphia in Week 6. It was his only target of the game. Hawkins is well down the Tennessee depth chart and has no fantasy value.
2010 Week 8 vs SD (5 / 4 / 56 / 0 rec)
Hawkins made several highlight-worthy receptions - two first half grabs that he was able to hang onto despite taking big hits in the process, and two diving catches in the second half. One of those diving grabs came on a big fourth down conversion late in the fourth quarter that kept the drive alive and saved the game. He also drew a 27-yard pass interference flag late in the first half.
2009 Week 11 vs HOU (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Hawkins had one catch that was nullified by a penalty, but even getting on the field is an improvement for the disappointing second-year WR.
2009 Week 12 vs ARI (4 / 4 / 44 / 0 rec)
Hawkins got on the field a lot as the Titans went to a pass-heavy attack, and he answered with a great 3rd down conversion in the 2nd quarter, and a fourth-down conversion on the game-winning drive. He is making a bid to be part of the Titans long-term plans with his recent play.
2009 Week 13 vs IND (5 / 2 / 34 / 0 rec)
Hawkins seemed a little hesitant at first, but got better as the game went on. In the final minute of the half, he hung on to ball after getting smoked on a leaping catch. He was able to get open a few times and Young had enough confidence in him to look his way.
2009 Week 15 vs MIA (1 / 1 / 32 / 0 rec)
Hawkins one opportunity was a great looking catch over the middle, which he was able to turn into a big gain.
2008 Week 7 vs KC (4 / 2 / 11 / 0 rec)
Lavelle Hawkins was the most targeted WR, but both TEs had more targets, yards, and mid-range throws. The Titans did not need to throw much today and they did not try one deep route all day.
2008 Week 9 vs GB (1 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)
Hawkins had a single catch as the fourth receiver on this run first offense.
2008 Week 10 vs CHI (3 / 2 / 26 / 0 rec)
Hawkins caught two of his three targets, gaining 26 yards on the afternoon. Hawkins' long reception of the game came in the second quarter when he brought in a pass for 19 yards.
2008 Week 11 vs JAX (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Hawkins dropped the only pass thrown to him.