He'll try football first.
A member of the Blue Hens' Leadership Council as a senior, Hawkins started at cornerback and was an accomplished kick returner.
In 33 games in three years at Delaware he had 168 tackles, 4.5 tackles for a loss, 16 pass breakups and eight picks.
According to an interview with National Football Post, Hawkins seems to understand his ticket to a pro job is by focusing on special teams and being a good teammate.
"They're going to get a hard worker," he said. "I'm going to go in and earn a spot right away and do whatever I need to do whether that's special teams or being a nickel back or something. I just like to play football. I'm a family guy. I like to be around my family. I'm not a guy who likes to party or drink or anything. If a team picks me up, they'll get a guy who loves to work and is going to compete.
"From a skill standpoint, I'm all about special teams. That's something teams have focused on with me because I'm a guy who flies under the radar right now. If it's special teams my first year, that's something I'm coll with. I just want to get in and compete and hopefully earn a job. I feel like I'm a great return specialist. I can focus on that and cover kicks and be a gunner, too."