Hank Baskett

Team Minnesota Vikings Minnesota Vikings
Position Wide Receiver
Born Sep 4, 1982
Nationality United States United States
Team History
Minnesota Vikings Minnesota Vikings 2010 - present
Philadelphia Eagles Philadelphia Eagles 2010
Philadelphia Eagles Philadelphia Eagles 2006 - 2009

Henry Randall Baskett III is nicknamed as Hank. Hank played his college ball at New Mexico. In 2006, he was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Minnesota Vikings but was released shortly thereafter. Once released, he was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles.

Baskett has played in many games for various teams like Minnesota Vikings, Philadelphia Eagles and Indianapolis Colts. He’s averaged 14.5 YPC and has scored six touchdowns of his 73 receptions of 1,057 receiving yards.

Hank signed with the Vikings team as a rookie in 2006 fresh from the University of New Mexico and got traded to the team of Eagles replacing Billy McMullen. This was his first stint with the Vikings team. Whilst with the Dallas team, he was named as the MVP of the team in 2007. In 2009 offseason, he was headed for the position of free agent. By 23rd February, he was tendered to a one year contract and signed to the Colts team in 2009, on 17th September. On 5th March, 2010, he was declared a free agent by the team.

On 12th March, 2010, Hank got signed a one year contract with the Eagles team, his second stint with the team for 800,000 dollars. On 21st September, 2010, he was released by the team. The next day, he made his second stint with the Vikings team and was re-signed with them.

At six-foot-four and 220 pounds, the wideout has fine size and athleticism. Along with being a fine backup receiver, Baskett is an integral member of the kick return squad. He’s a competitive, tough player showing fine foot quickness and speed. He creates separation off the line of scrimmage with aplomb. His hands are good and he ably catches balls while extending his arms from his body. He’s also a good blocker and a tough player. Although not explosive, Baskett runs well in the open field, and he knows how to use his body in the red zone. He’s valuable as a number five receiver and a core special teams talent.

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