Analysis: The Niners need a cornerback, but there isn't one who would be worth taking here. Hunt is a project with a ton of upside. He's older, but he's a physical freak. At 6-8⅛ he ran a 4.6 40-yard dash.
In the final few game tapes of the 2012 season, I can see the light starting to come on. In San Francisco, he could develop at a good pace and wouldn't be forced into action too early.
If the Niners don't choose Hunt, they could look at safeties D.J. Swearinger or Matt Elam. Nose tackle Brandon Williams, a small-school prospect who is rising, wide receiver Quinton Patton or Trufant also could fit for the Niners.
Due respect to McShay, this write-up raised nothing but question marks for me. He thinks our main need is CB when Brown, Rogers, and Culliver? He barely mentions our more obvious hole in the starting lineup, NT.
Also, what's the deal with Hunt as a prospect? He's super old for a draft prospect but also a super raw project? Have those two labels ever applied to the same person at the same time? So you're telling me he has a chance of being awesome by around his 29th birthday? What's the rule of thumb with "project" players? 2-3 years' development?