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    DE Margus Hunt

    All I have to say is WHOA!!!! This guy is going to be an elite power rusher. He's 6'8" 280LBS. I don't know how I'm just hearing about this guy. Could be a steal!!!


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    Strike 1: He played at SMU and not against the best competition
    Strike 2: He has been playing football for a short time having been a Track and Field athlete previously.
    Strike 3: At 6'8" his pad level is not consistent and sometimes he is easily controlled by an OL that gets underneath him.
    Strike 4: A lack of pass rush moves.

    Those are the negatives. Here are the postives:
    1. He clocked in at 4.7 before he ever stepped on to a football field
    2. His athletic abilty
    3. He has an enormous wing span - 82 in.
    4. I do not think he has ever been injuired

    The guy is a freak athlete and that potential will probably get him drafted in the first 3 rds., but just be aware of the time in the sport and I wonder if he is really committed to it. But if all the concerns turn out to not be and he is coachable so can learn more of the aspects of the position, the sky is the limit.
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    Holy cow just watched a few highlights of this guy, he is JJ Watts 2.0. We need to get this guy in a few years he will be special.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DKphin View Post
    Strike 1: He played at SMU and not against the best competition
    Strike 2: He has been playing football for a short time having been a Track and Field athlete previously.
    Strike 3: At 6'8" his pad level is not consistent and sometimes he is easily controlled by an OL that gets underneath him.
    Strike 4: A lack of pass rush moves.

    Those are the negatives. Here are the postives:
    1. He clocked in at 4.7 before he ever stepped on to a football field
    2. His athletic abilty
    3. He has an enormous wing span - 82 in.
    4. I do not think he has ever been injuired

    The guy is a freak athlete and that potential will probably get him drafted in the first 3 rds., but just be aware of the time in the sport and I wonder if he is really committed to it. But if all the concerns turn out to not be and he is coachable so can learn more of the aspects of the position, the sky is the limit.
    You just described JPP. There were the same concerns leading up to the combine. Then the backflip video went viral and boom...he's a top pick of the Giants.
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    Maybe it's just his height, but he reminds me of Calais Campbell. Probably a little faster in the open field, but similarly quick off the ball.
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    Can also rep 500 pounds on the bench-- even stronger legs. He's going to make Donatri Poe look like a marshmallow at the combine.
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    DE Margus Hunt

    Quote Originally Posted by DKphin View Post
    Strike 1: He played at SMU and not against the best competition
    Strike 2: He has been playing football for a short time having been a Track and Field athlete previously.
    Strike 3: At 6'8" his pad level is not consistent and sometimes he is easily controlled by an OL that gets underneath him.
    Strike 4: A lack of pass rush moves.
    Playing for SMU definitely kept him from playing against top flight competition consistently. But check out the game against Texas A&M. You won't find a better tandem of Tackles in FBS.

    He doesn't show a lot of moves but he does a nice job of faking the outside rush and slipping inside. He also does a good job getting skinny for a guy his size.

    His height could be an issue against the run. But if he can use those long arms correctly he could become a great run stopper as well
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    he hits the gap quick,gets position very well. if he doesnt get hurt much and good character, why not?
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    This guy will be the best DE from this draft class. He will be great against the pass right away and in a few years will be equally great against the run. He has the most upside of any true DE in the draft and will start skyrocketing up the boards.
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    I think getting underneath and/or the dip-and-bend to get around the blocker are a little overrated. If you have a guy who can use long arms to keep blockers off him and the strength to shed those guys on the way though, there's really not much you can do to protect yourself from that.

    In other words, if I've got a choice between a guy with a load of different moves but who has trouble shedding blocks and a guy with great hands and violence at the point of contact, but a more limited arsenal of moves, I take the second guy.

    With Hunt though, I don't see great play-reading ability or great run coverage, which isn't surprising given how long he's been playing. So he's not going to blow up the NFL in his first year or anything, but he could be a great medium term pick. Watching the TAMU clip, he was commanding double teams the whole time against one of the top college O-lines. He might not post the wildest stats, but he could create the attention that allowed Wake and others terrorise.

    His pass/kick blocking ability is great. I'd almost like to see him read the 3-step drop and not even bother rushing those snaps - just get those hands up and be a nightmare in the throwing lane.
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