Kendall Hunter Scouting Report

Kendall Hunter

Height: 5’7
Weight: 199
College: Oklahoma State
40 Time: 4.46
Class: Senior
Stock: Up
Projected: 2nd Round

Stats

2010 – 271 rushes, 1548 yards, 5.7 avg, 16 TD’s, 20 catches, 101 yards
2009 – 89 rushes, 382 yards, 4.3 avg, 1 TD, 11 catches, 83 yards
2008 – 241 rushes, 1555 yards, 6.5 avg, 16 TD’s, 22 catches, 198 yards, 1 TD
2007 – 97 rushes, 614 yards, 6.3 avg, 4 TD’s, 10 catches, 137 yards, 1 TD

Overview:

Kendall Hunter is one of my favorite RB’s in this years draft. People knock him for his size but I think his size is a positive. He’s short but it allows him to run with a lower center of gravity and he keeps his balance much better. He’s also a small target in the open field and if defenders don’t breakdown to tackle him, he’ll make them pay. He’s got a great burst and great vision. He reminds me a lot of Ray Rice and I wouldn’t be surprised if he has similar success in the NFL if he gets the opportunity to start.

Scouting Report:

Positives

– Short but possess great bulk
– Outstanding production when healthy
– Terrific burst
– Very quick feet allows him to make quick cuts
– Explodes off of his cuts and reaches top speed quickly
– Great vision
– Patient, waits for his blockers to set up
– Shifty runner
– Hard to get a clean target on him
– Runs with a low pad level
– Breaks through arm tackles
– Capable receiver out of the backfield
– Can be lethal on screens with his burst and vision
– Smart, tough, high character player
– Worked hard to receive Academic All-American honors

Negatives

– Top end speed is good but not great
– He can break some tackles but he’ll get taken down by a good wrap-up tackle
– May struggle in short yardage situations
– Sometimes is TOO patient in the backfield
– Needs to work on pass blocking
– Comes with some injury concerns
– Missed most of Junior season with an ankle injury

Skills:
1-poor, 2-weak, 3-above average, 4-very good, 5-elite

Speed: 4.0
Power: 2.5
Agility: 4.0
Vision: 5.0
Hands: 3.5
Blocking: 2.5
Pro Potential: 4.0

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