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    Well, there is about 4 inches difference in Height between Hunter and Charles.. That being said, 5'7 and 200 lbs makes him like a bowling ball.

    He also seems to have good hands.. 62 catches for 524 yards over his college career.

    I think he'd be a good addition as long as he's got decent blitz pick-up.
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    Kid looks tough as nails, but Woodhead and him seem to have the exact same role. The RB class looks light at the top but good depth throughs rounds 3-5. I would look for a bigger back in the later rounds, some names to think about.
    Thomas, Murray, Ridley, Fanin, Green, Helu, Bradford
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    Here are his stats:

    ... ATT YDS AVG LNG TD REC YDS AVG LNG TD FUM
    '07 107 696 6.5 46 4 10 137 13.7 47 1 0
    '08 241 1555 6.5 68 16 22 198 9.0 31 1 0
    '09 89 382 4.3 46 1 11 83 7.5 27 0 0
    '10 271 1548 5.7 66 16 20 101 5.1 37 0 0

    No fumbles in his career....Lawfirm kept it going, can Hunter?

    EDIT: IF you can't read that ^^^
    http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/player/profile?playerId=235661
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    I remember reading somewhere that Hunter was a strong pass blocker who enjoyed and too pride in that aspect of his game. Specifically, he mentioned that people assume he can't block because of his lack of height, but utilizes his height by sneaking under guys and kind of coming out of nowhere.

    The height/weight spit reminds me a lot of Maurice Jones Drew.

    Hunter is my favorite RB prospect by far in this draft. I'd be fine taking him as early as 60.
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    There's an interesting comparison of Kendall Hunter and DeMarco Murray by Doug Farrar here:
    Senior Bowl Tale of the Tape: Murray vs. Hunter - NFL - Yahoo! Sports

    Here's what it says about Hunter:


    I haven't watched him play yet, but based on others' observations I'd be very comfortable taking him in the second round. It'd be interesting to know what type of blocking scheme he ran behind in college, and whether or not it would suit us.
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    Height for a RB really doesn't matter all that much. Walter Payton was 5"10, Barry Sanders 5"8, MJD 5"6... It really doesn't matter.

    What does matter is weight and thick strong legs.
    Just b/c he is short does not make him Danny Woodhead.
    He's an in between the tackle RB with toughness.

    I vote yes.
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    Running-wise, his Senior Bowl practice notes (compiled from several observers) make him sound like BGE with a bit more burst and elusiveness.

    Pretty near universal praise for his receiving - route, hands, "selling" play-action.

    Pass-blocking notes were about 50/50, with some observers giving him credit for blitz awareness and willingness and others observing him "getting destroyed in passpro."
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    I watched his pass pro drills, he was jacking up LBs left and right and was the most consistent RB when it came to handling the backers. His blitz recognition I can't speak to, but once he lines up on a guy he's going to stick his nose in and make them work.
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    He's more explosive than Lawfirm. Even though he's not a burner, he kind of runs like it....but as stated before he'll block and run through some tacklers.
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