Originally posted by SF69ers:
FWIW I still remember arguing on behalf of Aldon Smith. I'm glad he proved people wrong.
But back to Hunt, he had ONE bad day during the Senior Bowl week, and it happened to be the first day. He bounced back and showed consistency competing with the rest of the seniors. He'll be 25 when he's drafted. Other players will be around 22-24. ONE YEAR DIFFERENCE for a guy playing on the defensive line. Like I mentioned before, it's not the same as playing QB, WR, or RB at an older age. The adjustment to the pros at his age in his position should be a quicker adaptation.
Except other guys have been playing football their entire lives and he first started playing football just a few years ago. I'm not really understanding what your obsession with the guy is, yes he's physically talented, he's an athlete, the question is, can he be a football player? At the pro level he won't be able to just get by on his athleticism anymore.
What I see when I watch the guy is someone who has a tendency to get frustrated and give up on plays when blocked, I see a guy with shoddy technique, limited repertoire of pass rush moves. He has an inconsistent motor, at best, and there are times when he simply looks lost out on the football field. The deer in the headlights look he showed during the Senior Bowl, and lets be reality, it was more than just "one practice", is indicative of his particular skill level and I don't think it bodes well for him at the next level.
If you're being honest, you'll admit that you like him almost entirely based on his athletic ability and not his body of work as a football player, there's nothing wrong with, I just think you need more out of potential draftee. He is the literal definition of "boom or bust" with the odds favoring the latter part of that equation.
[ Edited by Phoenix49ers on Feb 25, 2013 at 12:56 PM ]