Greg Rosenthal of NFL.com says this
Niners RB Hunter can be the next Darren Sproles -- with powerSan Francisco 49ers running back Kendall Hunter can be the next Darren Sproles, but with more power between the tackles.
hopefully he can make good on the hype.
Originally posted by Oakland-Niner:
Lately I seem to be reading a lot about the greatness of Hunter, in the media and on the Zone and I just dont get it. Dont get me wrong, he looks like an NFL starter. However, I've seen nothing (yet) that would suggest to me he's a compete game changer or anywhere near the quality of Sproles, as one article suggested. How do you guys see it? I see a good quality back, but not top 10 material.
I think we are just jaded because of the shuffling train of mediocre backups we've had. Hunter seems like he has elite burst and he can really move once he is in space. I think we will see a lot more of hunter this year, basically switching Gore's touch amounts with Hunters, giving Hunter 15 and Gore 10, Jacobs will likely only see the field on short yardage, jumbo packages and James will likely be inactive or only be on the field for 5+ touches a game. IMHO if James has proven it to the coaches I would rather see James back there on Kick Returns instead of Hunter.