Prospect

Photo of Kendall Hunter
Kendall Hunter (RB)
  • Height:
    5'7"
  • Weight:
    199 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    31 in.
  • Hand Size:
    8 3/4 in.
  • College:
    Oklahoma St.
  • Conference:
    Big 12
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Selected by: San Francisco 49ers
Round: 4
Pick (Overall): 18 (115)

Pick Analysis: Jim Harbaugh adds another physical running back to the 49ers' backfield. He is an exceptional "one-cut" runner with toughness, awareness and vision. He won't push Frank Gore out of the lineup but will give the team another rugged runner to incorporate into the mix.
Combine Stats
  • 40 Yard Dash4.53 sec
  • Bench Press24.0 reps
  • Vertical Jump35.0 inch
  • 20 Yard Shuttle4.21 sec
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Overview

Hunter is a good football player that was very productive in college, and he could have an impact as a third down back at the next level. He has good instincts and shows the ability to plant and cut quickly to find daylight. He is shifty in the open field and is a good receiver out of the backfield. However, he is quicker than fast and will not be able to break off long runs at the next level. Overall, Hunter is too small to be an every-down back, but he does enough to warrant a look on Day 2.


Strengths

Hunter has a compact muscular build and good speed. Reads his blockers, shows good patience and hits the hole hard. Quick back that has enough wiggle to make the first guy miss. Very capable receiver that runs precise routes and possesses reliable hands. Productive college player with a nose for the end zone.

Weaknesses

Lacks the speed to consistently get the corner at the next level. Not a powerful runner that struggles to push the pile in short yardage situations. Does not always lower his shoulder and gets brought down by arm tackles too often. Lacks the technique and strength to be effective in pass protection.

Grade

6.4

 

Video Playlist

  1. 2011 combine workout: Kendall Hunter

    Published: March 7, 2011 at 05:47 p.m.

    Watch Oklahoma St. RB Kendall Hunter perform at the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine.

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