For this thread lets just pretend that Hankins works out to be the player he is touted to be.
I keep hearing that Hankins a man monster, that he is always moving forward when single blocked and rarely takes a backward step when double blocked. Linval demands much the same attention from defenses. However, I keep hearing that Hankins is strictly a run-stuffer. This doesn't make sense to me if we get both Linval and Hankins squeezing that pocket while our DE's bring the pressure surely this will rattle the QBs and add some sacks/intercepts.
Instead we seem to find these smaller DT's or throw an extra DE in there, that supposedly are penetrators and expect them to get to the QB quickly. When more often than not I see these guys get held up by Guards.
Wouldn't it work to keep these big guys like Linval and Hankins in to squeeze the pocket rather than hope that a smaller lineman can slip a block for the odd sack here or there?