NAME: Robert Hunt
POSITION: Interior Offensive Line
WEIGHT: 338 pounds
In this version of our Chiefs draft prospect profiles, we move back to the offensive line prospects. This player has played primarily as an offensive tackle during his college career at Louisiana-Lafayette. However, many believe that he can thrive as an interior offensive lineman at the next level. I would agree with this claim, as his tape shows some intriguing aspects that would fit what you want from a possible guard. Now, let’s get things started with our breakdown of Robert Hunt.
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Hunt has the added length to wait and cheat with his pass blocking sets. Often, pass rushers will need a well developed set of pass rush moves in order to get around him. Rushing straight ahead against him is usually not going to work. When playing offensive tackle, you can see Hunt become top heavy at times. Teams that kick him inside will allow him to use his strength and power to bully opposing defenders.
In this area, Hunt is very impressive. His power at the point of attack is an added bonus. However, he is smart to use short quick punches. Hunt uses his hands in a compact way, where defenders just end up stopping in their tracks. When run blocking, he uses leverage points in order to deliver controlled knockout blows. If there is a knock on Hunt in this area, it would be the timing can be a tad late. You would like to see more consistency in his timing, so the placement of his punches can improve too.
Hunt was asked to be pretty mobile while at ULL. He has good mobility for his size. Importantly, he has no issues when reaching up field to the second level. At the same time though, Hunt can become too anxious when doing this. He will learn to trust his length in space as time goes on. Overall, his hips are not the most fluid in this offensive line class. This is likely another reason why Hunt would be better suited as a guard. Finally, you can see his base become too narrow and his feet stop moving. Being able to drive forward, will help Hunt become even more polished.
This guy is a mauler and can throw opponents to the side with ease. He takes great pride in playing through the whistle, while doing his assignment. Furthermore, Hunt will not hesitate to get on top of defenders and bury them into the ground. It was encouraging to see his instinct of continuing to find guys to block. This reminded me a little of Mitchell Schwartz with the Chiefs.
Hunt was a four year starter on the Rajin’ Cajuns offensive line. Definitely, his strength and power are likely his top traits. Kansas City could use a blocker with the type of determination, edge and nastiness of Hunt. Moving inside will hopefully help to limit the timing and footwork issues that pop up on his tape. Consequently, Robert Hunt can be a tone setter and leader after developing more as an overall blocker.
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– Braden Holecek is the Kansas City Chiefs managing editor for Full Press Coverage. He covers the NFL. Like and follow on Follow @ebearcat9//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Follow @FPC_Chiefs//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js and Facebook.