This guy has everything you want in a 3-4 D-End. He
has freakish size and strength, and rumors of 4.7 speed (He ran an
impressive 4.6 flat at the Combine). Height and size
might be his biggest problem. He is listed at 6-8. Does a good job playing
with his arms extended. Lack of experience shows in his instincts show sometimes.
only plays special teams, he plays special team on a record setting level
with 17 blocked kicks. Seven PATs
blocked, and Nine FGs blocked.
He is a big 3-4 D-End. Nice read
and react technique. Uses his arms and strong hands well. Drops in Zone Blitz sometimes. He got his
first Sack of the Season against A&M lined up straight up on the ROG.
He has a nice sideways outside rush as well. He is so good when he uses
his long arms and strong hands. Very unique blend of size and speed. I
like how he attacks the arms and hands of blockers. Looks like he has the
speed to turn the corner on the outside. Plays with nice leverage and
always has arms extended. He has a nice Power Rip to the outside.
Nice speed around the Corner.
Heavy hands. He has a nice rip
around the corner. He never saw American football until he went to SMU. So his only
football experience is in college. When he is playing with good instincts
there is not a better 3-4 D-End in College. With his speed around the end
and his size and strength, he is a beast.
Impressive Rip through the O-Guard for a Safety in the Bowl game. Wow,
what can you say. He has 3 TFL, 3 Sacks, and 2 FF in the first half of the
Bowl game. Wingspan of 82 inches. They started him inside against Fresno,
and then moved him back outside to the 5-technique, and he dominated. They
started to triple team him in the 2nd half. When they doubled him in the
second half he dominate. Then he started to split the triple team. His
performance is that game was as good as I’ve ever seen (since the
Waterboy;-). It was certainly
the best game I’ve ever seen from a 5-technique D-End.
Hustles. Added a little dip move around the end. He
doesn’t get real low (obviously;-) but it is effective. You have to take
everything about him with the idea that he is just so huge. At 6-5 250 he
is not an NFL prospect. I saw him as a 3-4 D-END solely. However, he did
lineup inside against Fresno. He showed nice interior pass rushing
quickness. This is the forth time I watch him play, and I didn’t think I
could be more impressed, but I am. He has shown vast improvement since he
came back from his injury just five or six games ago. The most underrated
aspect of prospects is the question, “are they still improving?” He is
still has a lot of improvement to go. He is a weight
room warrior who is famous for his work outs in the weight room. Again, a very underrated aspect of prospect evaluations. Plus, he is
guaranteed to make any team that drafts him and get
a lot of extra time and reps, because he might be the best kick
blocker in the history of the NCAAs. He will be a special team maven from
the second he steps onto an NFL practice field. He might be a bit of
specialist on special team, but field goal and extra point blocking teams
need specialist too.
Vs Fresno ST
DANGER: You are about to see something beyond sight,
sound, and mind. You need
to take it with a grain of salt. You should never judge a prospect solely
by his best game, or his worst game. Especially, when it a senior
playing his last college game against a true freshman. However, this was a
in SMU's Bowl, which should be against top competition. This was his last
college game, and the last time I saw him play before the Senior Bowl. So
you will see why I was so high on him.
You can start to see
his burst here. You can also start to see his lack of instincts. He does a
good job holding contain, but he has to pounce on Rouse here (0:01). You
can really see the power in his benching. Watch him bench the
O-linemen off of him as he moves down the Line and gets the RB (0:08). He
added a little Dip move this season. Watch how he relentlessly pursues the
QB (0:15). He is in a very similar front. The Pats like to go in and
out of Odd and Even fronts. The more positions you can play in both fronts,
the more versatile the defense becomes. Here he is in what I was calling the odd
Even front, because it is a two down linemen front instead of four, which
looks so odd. He just splits the OG and OC with his burst and hands. Then
you can really see his burst to the QB (0:26). The Nickel and Dime
defenses have really become so complicated. You have to have players who
can rush the QB from Odd and Even fronts, and odd and multiple position.
Hunt can do that. Is there a Pats Fan out there, who would want to see
Hunt lined up next to Wilfork in the odd Even Nickel or Dime?
Here he is in the Odd even
Nickel. Tell me he would look very nice lining up next to Wilfork in this
formation. He does get a little high sometimes, and when he does he get
stalemated fast (0:26). I really like this play. He holds off the big TE,
who looks like a 3rd Tackle, and stays in front of Rouse (0:47). This is
another good example of his upside. He plays his technique perfectly. He
bends the knees, uses his long arms to hold off the shorter blocker, and
uses his feet to stay in front of the RB.
Remember the more positions a
player can play, also allows him to be on the field more, and it allows the
D-Coordinator to create more complicated schemes. The DC can create the
wackiest plays possible to confuse the QB, but if no one can play in them
they don't work. Here is Hunt on the Nose. He gets doubled. He controls
the OC as he reads the play. Then gets jammed in the side with a nice punch
by the OG. He falls back. Loses the OG, and then Shrugs the OC off his
body, and attacks the RB (0:47). Now here he is at his natural position
RDE in the 3-4 (1:01). He also makes it over the cutting OG with his great
Here he is showing some nice
technique. You can see the nice shoulder punch. Then he Rips to the
outside. He added a nice little Rip move that looks high, but it very
effective (1:08). Here he is again showing his lack
of instincts (pay close attention for later). He need to pounce on Rouse (1:18). Here he is on the Nose
getting Stalemated again (1:28). You can really see it here. He gets
stalemated by the OC. Watch him then re-anchor, and slap the OC off his
shirt with his hands, hips, and feet. He plays so well in balance and
power with his hands hips and feet (1:38). This is one of the reason I
don't see him as a D-Tackle. He has some terrific flash and splash as an
Interior rusher. However, when he gets a little too high on the inside he
looses all leverage instantly. He is terrific at punching O-linemen off his
body and gaining separation, but he is usually out of the play by then.
He is so big and
strong. Watch his terrific agility and quickness here. He slows for the Play action.
Reads pass, and then blast off and Swims past the ORT like his he is a
drunken turtle (1:45). Did you see that lateral burst to the outside that
made the ORT whiff. Then watch the angle as he leans around the Corner.
That is just incredible. If he was a 6-4, 250 pound OLB that would be
impressive. But he is a 6-8, 280 pound 5-Technique. That is Twilight
Okay, just watch this blast
off the Line. The ORT is beat in a flash off the snap (1:53). Watch the
rip as he turns the corner with amazing agility (2:10). Then he kills the
QB. You can really see the impact as the QB is jolted right off his feet
(2:19). Watch out NFL QBs, the Waterboy is coming to town (2:31). Wow!
And that isn't even his best highlight of the game.
Watch the OG take a shot at
his legs. He hops over him with an incredible display of freakish
athleticism (2:38). Watch the amazing
agility, balanced, and coordination as he flips over himself, and starts
hunting the QB again (2:51). I mean, how many 6-8 guys in the entire world
could just do that?
Here he is using his great
hands and feet in combination to blast past the ORT and destroy all the
hops of dreams of that poor QB (3:01). You can really see him use his
special burst to zip past the ORT, and then Rip through the OG. Then he
absolutely kills the QB again (3:10). You can see how he shoulders
into the OG, and then watch the shoulder punch by his outside hand that
keeps the ORT from doubling him. That punch is the definition of heavy
hands (3:18). That play was so impressive
on so many levels. You have to feel sorry for that QB, He just took two
hits that should have knocked him out of the game.
Another thing I like is how he
plays smarter every time I watch him. He was killing the ORT on the edge,
and then he just burst right inside if him. He got fooled by the Screen,
but I love the countermove (3:27). Then he does it again. Watch the
jab-step to the outside, and then the incredible burst inside. His second
moves are so impressive (3:46). Watch this incredible move, redirection,
and second burst up field. The beautiful Rip inside (4:01). Then he
pounces on Rouse (I told you to pay attention earlier;-). He is learning during this game (4:05). Plus, when he
hit little guys. He hits 'em high, and the ball comes out.
Here he is on the big goal
line stand. First play he gets knocked back a yard by the Double team.
But watch him put a hand in the chest of the OG and ORT and re-anchor. It
is a little late, but that is some very impressive strength (4:12). They slid him inside a little here, to make the double a little
harder. He is learning. He comes off lower, and shoves the OG up. Then
knocks him to the left with a great shoulder punch that frees up his hand on
the side the ball is going. He doesn't shed him though. Then gets too high
as he tries to grab the RB. So the OG is able to shove him back as he
reach out for the RB (4:21). He is learning. He reads the Motion, and
shifts himself over to the side they are running. He stays and plays low,
as he bursts past the OG like he is a tortoise on turf. He gets himself into
position to disrupt the play and is just able to reach and grab Rouse
(4:28). He forces Rouse to slow down and dance around him, which allows
his teammates to crash in behind him (4:36). You can see him hop over, and
then stay low and power through the OG here. The most impressive part of this
play is the double. The OLG pulls over and runs full speed into Hunt.
Watch him hit Hunt and fall down, and Hunt doesn't even seem to notice.
The Left Guard was suppose to lead the RB into the hole, but instead he
ran into the Waterboy and feel down. That is as impressive a defensive
play a D-End can make on the goal line (4:43). I love this play as well.
He hops outside the OG, which forces the OG to lunges at Hunt. So Hunt's
burst caused the OG to gets himself off balance.
Then Hunt benches the ORT two yards sideways while the OG is holding him
(4:53). Watch him burst right between the OG and ORT, with the RB waiting
to triple him. The punching off the ORT is just great (5:03). He blew up both
plays when his team needed him the most, on 3rd and Goal and 4th and Goal.
I stopped here the last time I
did the Hunt Tape. But my f#*%in' computer crashed. It was old and I had a
replacement to plug in, but I lost Hunt, Patterson, and most of the
Tavon Austin's Tapes. I didn't finish Austin, and I working on the OLBs
Tape, what was his name? The small school pass rusher? I can't remember. Lucky I was working between my
computer and laptop, and saved most stuff on the Thump drive. However, I
can't really do Tapes on my Laptop, because the screen is too small. So I
lost that file, with two articles on Wes Welker and almost three tapes on the same file. Plus,
I set up my computer to FTP, and have no idea how I did it. So I have to
do that again, and can't figure it out.
I decided to do the some of
the 2nd Half, because some of the funny things that happen. Watch this all out triple
team. It is hard to rush the QB with three guys punching you in the chest (5:14). I
mean, they don't even pretend. They stop Hunt or the QB dies. I like how
he still escapes the triple team at the end, LOL (5:28). He gets shoved
down on this play (5:32). However, watch the lateral burst as he Stunts
inside, and the agility to recover and not fall all the way down to the
turf (5:39). This is another example of his great second move. He burst off
the line and benches the OG backwards. Read pass, redirects, and runs around the Corner to scare the crap
out of the quarterback (5:47). He running like the 4th string QB in
I mean, that is the Waterboy. Remember when the 4th
string QB came in and was begging Sandier not to kill him, LOL. Can't you
hear the QB panic and run back yelling, "Please don't hurt
me!"(5:57). See (The Waterboy
36:50). Can't you hear him screaming, "I
never said she was the Devil!" (6:03). Here he is again, anytime the Waterboy gets near him
he just whips the ball away (6:18). There's the Waterboy again, squealing
up field trough the double team. He is like a greased pig slipping through
the OG, ORT, and little Rouse screaming, "squeek!"; like a hog
let lose on dead meat (6:38). LOL, and you thought I was joking! He scares
the crap out of the quarterback so bad that he panics away, and then
tackle himself, screaming "Please don't hut me! Please don't hurt me!
I'm not the Devil!" OMG, I have to stop doing this Tape my side
hurts from laughing so much.
Hunt Hawaii Bowl:
looks quicker and quicker inside every time I watch him. Great inside Swim
move. He can play in the NFL. He made an inside move on Pugh at the Senior
Bowl practices where he looked like a little OLB, and in case you didn’t
notice he ain’t no little OLB. He played on the Blindside at the Senior
Bowl, and primarily on the opposite side at SMU. Showed a nice Rip around
the corner at Senior Bowl. I still just marvel at his speed to the corner
for a guy his size. Got smarter and smarter as season went on. Reads the
Draw well for such a young player to the game. He sole question is, “how
low can he go.” His size is so great, that some will see it as a
detriment. I was more impressed with him at SMU than most other scouts. He
has astounding speed around the corner for his size. I cannot remember a
guy his size who could TTC like him. However, if he can’t stay and play
low, he will be dug out and tossed backwards a ton. I think he can, and is
harder to move backwards that others seem to see. Senior Bowl will be huge
for him, as he has to step up as the level of competition steps up. One
interesting thing about Hunt, the Raiders, who coached the North Team, kept
taking him out of the one on one drills in Senior Bowl practice. As though
they didn’t want too much film of him being spread around the NFL? The
Raiders 2nd Round pick is his floor in the Draft. Great
burst inside from the strong side. He will get high sometimes, when the O-Line
grabs his shirt. He won the starting Blindside D-End spot at Senior Bowl,
the opposite side of were he normally plays. I love his blast off the
snap. When he sees it, he gets to the ball quick. He can split the OG and
OT with quickness. Sometimes forgets to use his long arms. When he uses
his arms well he is a force. Still makes mistakes mentally on the field.
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