Re: 2ND ROUND
posted at 4/26/2013 7:48 PM EDT
In response to PatsEng's comment:
In response to stillgridlocked's comment:
In response to 49Patriots' comment:
Margus Hunt's scouting report....
WEAKNESSES: Highly inconsistent. Has a tendency to make a splashy play and then disappear for long periods of the game. Struggles with pad level and can get blown off the ball against the run because he loses the leverage battle.
Like a lot of taller defensive ends, Hunt is stiff in his upper body and he struggles to re-direct when attempting to break down and tackle agile ball-carriers. Can be eluded and has a tendency to lunge at ball-carriers as a result, leading to some ugly whiffs.
Doesn't get his hands into passing windows as much as he should considering his height and kick-blocking prowess. Has only seven passes defended in 53 games. Inconsistent effort in downfield pursuit.
The rest of that same scouting report:
STRENGTHS: Certainly looks the part. Possesses a long, tapered build with room for additional muscle mass. Boasts a surprisingly quick first step and gains ground efficiently due to his long strides. Closes quickly on the ballcarrier due and can provide a thump on arrival.
Naturally powerful defender who can simply bull-rush his opponent deep into the pocket. Big, strong and reasonably active hands to fight through blockers' attempts at grasping a hold of him. Good hand-eye coordination and times his leaps well to aid in his kick-blocking prowess. Has emerged as a player the offense must account for on virtually every snap and yet remains a better athlete than football player, which speaks to his exciting upside.
Not sure how people miss that last point. Tons of upside and across from Jones should have plenty of single match ups. I see a ton of potential in the kid and think he could be a poormans Watt (not saying hhe's Watt but a poor mans version ie 2/3rds the production)
"I see a ton of potential in the kid and think he could be a poormans Watt (not saying hhe's Watt but a poor mans version ie 2/3rds the production)"
i sad the saem thing 3 months ago