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Scouting The 2017 NFL Draft: Kareem Hunt, RB, Toledo

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Today we take a look at a very talented RB coming out of Toledo. You can watch Kareem play in the Camellia Bowl 12/17 5:30 PM EST on ESPN

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Introduction

Hometown: Willoughby, Ohio

High School: South High School

Recruitment: 3 Stars

Class: Senior

Awards:

2014 All Mac Team

2015 All- Mac Team

2016 Maxwell Award Watchlist

Measurables

Height: 6'0"

Weight: 225

Projected 40 Time: 4.50

Stats

Year Rush Yards Rush AVG Rush TD Receptions Receiving Yards Receiving TD
2013 866 6.32 6 12 68 0
2014 1631 7.96 16 9 39 0
2015 973 5.47 12 11 45 0
2016 1355 5.65 8 39 377 1

Positives

  • Very elusive
  • Has Great vision
  • Breaks lots of tackles
  • Reliable receiver
  • Has very good balance
  • Has good size
  • Willing blocker
  • Shot out of a canon
  • Has great cutback ability
  • Fights for every yard
  • Good enough speed

  • 1 Fumble in 4 years

Negatives

  • Small school
  • Lots of rush attempts over 4 years
  • Has had a few dings (Nothing that kept him out for too long)
  • Suspended for 2 games in 2015 for an unspecified team violation

Conclusion

Kareem Hunt is one of my favorite running backs coming out this year. He is the definition of a complete running back. If he played for a power 5 school, there isn’t a doubt in my mind he would be a 1st rounder. Hunt will run in the 4.5’s, but has enough speed to break away from the pack. Kareem has the temperament to fight for everything he can get, is one of the more elusive backs in the draft. He isn’t like Fournette, who will run people over. He is a master of setting defenders up to whiff. Our situation at running back isn’t horrible, but it isn’t great either. Neither Matt Forte nor Bilal Powell are running backs your want to build an offense around. They are ancillary pieces that fit in the bigger puzzle. We are stuck with Forte and his 1 yard dives on first down, for 1 more year. Hunt is a guy that can be the 3 down, lead back we desire.

Draft Round Prediction: Round 2