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Margus Hunt

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by xwalker, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    Has anybody watching him this year?

    My "scouting report":

    Pro:
    He lines up primarily in a 3-man line. He is often the primary outside rusher on his side without an OLB next to him.

    Great length at 6-7, and appears to have long arms. Very good speed/quickness for a guy his size. Also very agile.

    He gets a lot of pressure against the QB from both outside and inside rushes.

    He appears to have good upper body strength.

    Con:
    He can be moved out in the running game, sometimes by a single blocker.

    He often ends up on the ground.

    He has a lot of "almost" plays. He almost sacks the QB or he almost tackles the RB in the backfield.

    They make a big deal about him blocking kicks, but I would like to see him knocking down passes (i.e. doing the JJ Swatt).

    Summary:
    Although he does have some success as an outside rusher, I don't envision him as a 4-3 DE. His fit in the NFL appears to be at the 5-technique (3-4 DE).

    He might become a great pass rushing 5-technique in the NFL, but he could have problems against the run. He will need to add some weight and probably get up to at least 295 lbs.

    Possible comparison:
    Calais Campbell
    (from pre-draft measurements)
    Height 6-8
    Weight 290
    Forty: 5.0
    Bench reps: 16

    Margus Hunt
    (Projected measurements)
    Height 6-7
    Weight 280
    Forty: 4.7
    Bench reps: 35
  2. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    Boom or bust, plus he is like 26. Wouldnt draft before 3rd round.
  3. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the age info. I didn't realize that he is 26.
  4. tm1119

    tm1119 Well-Known Member

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    Hell of an athlete, but not much of a football player from what I've seen. Good development project but the whole 26 thing as someone else pointed out is kind of a problem. 4th round and he could be a steal, any earlier and he could be a bust.

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