Law: Spring performances help bring draft's first round into focus

Could Ethan Hankins' delivery affect where he gets drafted? Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire

Ethan Hankins came into the spring as my No. 1 prospect for this draft class and was seen within the industry as a consensus top-five pick, bringing the best combination of stuff (with his fastball and curveball) and command in the draft class. He left his first start of the season when his velocity fell off suddenly, missed almost a month with shoulder tightness, and returned to make a few abbreviated starts before Forsyth Central High School’s season ends next week in Georgia. I was at his start on Monday, April 9, and he was OK, but not what he’d been last summer.