Name: Kareem Hunt
Position fit: Running back
Stats to know: Hunt’s 98 total missed tackles forced were second-most in the nation in 2016.
What he does best:
- Outstanding balance through contact, able to stay up through hits that bring down most RBs.
- Finds extra yards by spinning off hits.
- Quick in and out of cuts, allows him to gets through tight creases at the first level before they close.
- Strings together moves as well as anyone in the draft class.
- Vision works great in zone schemes, but he’s not limited by run concept.
- Flourished in an increased role as a receiving back in 2016.
- Great ball security, had just one fumble on a reception on 722 total touches over past three years.
- Capable of being an every-down back.
- Burst and top-end speed can be lacking on occasion.
- May not create yards on his own at the first level if behind a bad offensive line as well as others.
- Doesn’t have that much experience in pass pro due to being utilized as a receiver so often.
Player comparison: Kenneth Dixon, Baltimore Ravens
Bottom line: Hunt is a well-rounded player who was highly productive in college. He’s one of the most elusive running backs in the draft class. Hunt’s balance stands out from the pack and is at his best when in the open field. His skill set fits best in a zone-heavy offense, but can run any concepts. Toledo got him more involved in the passing game in his final year and showed significant improvement. He forced the second-most missed tackles (22) in the nation on receptions for running backs. He has limited pass-protection experience, but otherwise could be an every-down back from the start if needed.