The Arizona Cardinals have found a way to keep busy with their prospect visits for the 2020 NFL Draft and the names have been interesting.
One name that really stood out to me was Robert Hunt of Louisiana-Lafayette.
I was excited about Hunt because of his background and work with the Ragin’ Cajuns.
He is one of the best run blockers in the entire NFL Draft and one of the most physical and nasty offensive linemen I can remember.
At 6-5 323lbs, Hunt has spent time at guard, left tackle and finished his 4-year career as the starting right tackle for the Cajuns.
Hunt’s profile is intriguing because the Cajuns run the ball down their opponents throat more and more each year.
That is where the question comes in for Hunt, how long will he need to learn to be a consistent pass protector in the NFL? While at Louisiana-Lafayette the focus was on running the ball... a lot.
Hunt was one of the reasons the Cajuns could run the ball well.
When you look at the film, and the athletic profile, the sky is the limit for Hunt. There are two issues with Hunt though.
- Lack of reps in pass protection - While he held up well, he only allowed two pressures in 196 passing snaps, he just did not do it often.
- Hunt was suspended for 2017 for an off field felony theft charge.
If the off field problems check out, Hunt could be a slam dunk third round type of option for the Cardinals.
His high end comparison is similar to Brandon Scherff of the Washington Redskins.
Low end is tough for Hunt, because few teams run the ball as much as the Cajuns, but Brandon Shell of the Jets is a good idea of what Hunt could look like if he keeps his head on straight, but fails to learn the athleticism of the NFL game.
What would you think of Hunt in the third round for the Arizona Cardinals?