Margus Hunt   #92 DE

Height: 6-8   Weight: 298   Age: 31

Born: 7/14/1987 Karksi-Nuia , Estonia

College: Southern Methodist

Experience: 6th season

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Draft 2013

Pick No.53

Selected By: Cincinnati Bengals

Round: 2

Pick (Overall): 21 (53)

Pick Analysis: Estonia has not been a fertile scouting ground for the NFL in the past, but teams might consider going abroad more consistently if they can find talents like Hunt. His name first appeared on the international athletic scene after he won gold medals in both the shot put and discus events at the 2006 World Junior Track and Field Championships in Beijing. Hunt, who also won the 2005 European Junior discus title, was the first junior ever to pull off that double.

Hunt arrived at SMU in 2007, working with track and field coach Dave Wollman with the hopes they would revive the previously cut menís program. That didnít come through, so he decided to turn his attention to the football field. He made his name on special teams in his first year with the Mustangs, blocking seven kicks (one short of the NCAA record). Hunt had eight tackles in 13 games, including a sack against Nevada in the teamís Hawaii Bowl victory. He started all 13 games as a sophomore, registering 6.5 tackles for loss, three sacks, and three blocked kicks. And though he started just two of the 13 games in which he played in 2011, his three-sack effort in the BBVA Compass Bowl win over Pittsburgh made scouts take notice. He also blocked four more kicks, giving him 14 in his career -Ė including an NCAA career record nine field goals.

Following his breakout bowl performance, Hunt earned the number one spot in Bruce Feldmanís Annual ďFreak List,Ē noting Huntís incredible combination of size, length, and speed. He took over a starting role at defensive end for SMU his senior year. His knack for blocking kicks continued, ending his career with 17 total, two short of the NCAA record. He accumulated 31 tackles, 11.5 tackles for loss, eight sacks, and one interception on his way to earning first team All-Conference USA honors. He has displayed impressive progression through his career and figures to be heavily coveted by 3-4 teams to play defensive end.


Video Playlist

  1. First Draft: Margus Hunt

    Published: April 18, 2013 at 07:11 p.m.

    Get to know the man they call "The Eastern Block," SMU defensive end and kickers' worst nightmare Margus Hunt.

  2. 2013 Draft profile: DE Margus Hunt, SMU

    Published: April 17, 2013 at 05:18 p.m.

    A look at the college highlights of SMU defensive end Margus Hunt.

  3. SMU defensive end Margus Hunt pro comparison

    Published: March 19, 2013 at 02:10 p.m.

    Former NFL scout Bucky Brooks reveals SMU defensive end Margus Hunt's pro comparison.

  4. Margus Hunt shares his football story

    Published: Feb. 25, 2013 at 12:39 p.m.

    From shot put extraordinaire in his native Estonia to exerting his dominance at SMU, defensive end Margus Hunt tells how he ended up at the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine.

  5. Who's the most intriguing prospect in the NFL draft?

    Published: March 8, 2013 at 07:59 p.m.

    Daniel Jeremiah explains which prospects are creating the most buzz, who's the most intriguing and who's most exciting heading into the 2013 NFL Draft.

  6. 2013 Combine workout: Margus Hunt

    Published: Feb. 26, 2013 at 03:00 a.m.

    Watch SMU DE Margus Hunt work out at the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine.

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