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#1 JawnyBlaze

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 09:14 AM

Allen and Patterson have been all the rage at WR lately, and are quite possibly the only two WRs that will go in the 1st this year but I wanted to put up some videos on Hunter because he's being largely forgotten.

Yea, he was recovering from that injury this year and his top end speed definitely suffered but from everything I've heard he made more improvement in that area as the year went and was at least close to 100% by the end of the year. If the medical issues check out at the combine and there aren't any large concerns about that injury for the long term I would LOVE it if we could snag him with our 2nd pick. Or even trade up if we have to (no giving away next year's 1st though).

I've watched just about every video available on the projected 1st and 2nd round WRs and some of the other guys like Patterson and Austin and maybe Allen might be more explosive and flashy running with the ball (more so than Hunter at <100% anyway) but no receiver in this draft high points and hand catches the football better than Hunter. He simply makes tougher catches than the other guys. He runs good routes, had decent moves even when not fully recovered from his injury, and gets good separation.

My only complaint (other than the injury concern) is that he could stand to hit the weight room a little to add some muscle. If the injury checks out and the frame is the only knock on him, that's obviously the easiest thing to fix in the pros.

He's my favorite WR in this draft, but I understand why he'd be the 2nd or 3rd rated WR due to concern about his injury. In terms of skills and measurables he's the surest future #1 receiver in the draft. Of recently drafted guys he reminds me most of Dez Bryant in college. My realistic dream first two picks are Hankins in the 1st and Allen in the 2nd.









bonus footage in that last video, we get to see that Ponder's new wife has a better arm than he does.

#2 IamSoClutch

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 09:30 AM

i like him but i just dont think we can risk any chance of a blown pick. we need all of our picks to pan out. prior acl injuries are asking for trouble

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 10:09 AM

i would have no issues with Hunter if he is there in the 2nd.like you said, as the year went on he started to regain confidence in that knee and started to play better. my only knock on him is he can be inconsitent catching the ball at times.i could really see bpa of OL, secondary, DL than picking him up in the 2nd.

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 10:11 AM

If he falls past the second, sure. I agree with IamSoClutch. WR isn't a huge need and we can't waste a pick on someone with injury concerns so high.

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 11:26 AM

I love Hunter. I don't think his past ACL will impact his productivity in the NFL at all. It's good seeing him falling everyday though. Good for us.

I wouldn't mind taking him at 14 at all personally. I would cry a river if we got him at 44.

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 11:27 AM

I really think he can be someone like Moss. He's the closest player to Moss in the draft

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 11:38 AM

Wouldn't mind Hunter in the first but......... I'm not to sure of Hankins

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 02:23 PM

I honestly thought Justin Hunter was the next AJ Green. He's amazingly athletic, he just can't catch!
Okay, maybe he can catch, but he sure can't when a defensive back is anywhere near him. I really feel like his draft stock fell like David Amerson's this year.

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 02:34 PM

I honestly thought Justin Hunter was the next AJ Green. He's amazingly athletic, he just can't catch!
Okay, maybe he can catch, but he sure can't when a defensive back is anywhere near him. I really feel like his draft stock fell like David Amerson's this year.


i watched the vols a lot the past 3 years because of there WRs. who do you think will be the better pro between Hunter, Patterson, and Rogers?

#10 BigSyke

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 08:05 PM

^^ i would lean toward rodgers at the moment. patterson for the most upside if ever reached.

just dont know if hunter is tough enough....he could be like austin collie...good player who just cant stay away from injuries..

maybe im wrong though lol

#11 JawnyBlaze

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 10:23 PM

How many injuries has Hunter had? I'm only aware of the one.

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 11:30 PM

He looks plenty fast on that highlight film. If that's him not at 100% I can't wait to see him at the combine. Hell yeah he's fast enough to get behind the defense and goes up and grabs the ball great. I'm not a college guru like several of yall but from the film I've seen I like him and Nuk as WR's that look like they could come in and play immediately. BPA (preferably oline) at 1 and this guy(or Nuk) in the 2nd and I'm stoked. I wonder if 2nd is too late for him though if he tears up the combine. In that case I'm ok at 14 too chuck

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 12:26 AM

i know he only had one injury but when you get to the nfl with guys who are faster and stronger, most likley the injury will flare up again....just like RG3.

this is mayock's top 5 wr for what it is worth real quick..lol

Mike Mayock's Top 5 WRs: 1.) C. Patterson 2.) K. Allen 3.) T. Williams 4.) T. Austin 5.) Q. Patton

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 08:25 PM

didnt know him Marcus Davis, and Shamarko Thomas all went to the same HS.

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 11:55 AM

i watched the vols a lot the past 3 years because of there WRs. who do you think will be the better pro between Hunter, Patterson, and Rogers?


Hard to say since they could all be superstars. Rogers is probably the closest to being NFL-ready on the field, but it is a scientific fact that he'll be a huge locker room problem. If I had to draft one of them early, it would be Patterson. His potential is just unreal.


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