Originally Posted by Scooter
i'm watching highlights of justin hunter and would like to get a response from those with more video. every catch i see, even those that get into his body, are all hands. i dont see any that hit his chest or forearms, no cradles in the belly or shoulder or elbow, it's all hands every time - very different from the highlights i'm seeing of others like rogers, patterson, allen, and woods who show more explosive plays. the way hunter catches the ball in the videos i'm seeing is very reminiscent of marvin harrison ... not a "go get it" like larry fitzgerald, but gently plucks the ball however it comes at him.
at 6'4" with wheels, i'm starting to lean towards hunter as who i think we should be targeting.
From what I have watched, Hunter does use his hands quite well & not his body to catch the ball. Which is as you stated not necessarily the same case w/ the others you have mentioned. I also like how Hunter does not always go down after 1st contact. He isn't arm tackled that often & he breaks or eludes tackles for YAC despite his slender build. He also seemed to go over the middle w/out issues such as shortarming a catch anticipating a hit. The other players that I saw displayed similar qualities were Hopkins & Dobson out of Marshall. Dobson isnt getting much love as 1st round talent, but he seems to have real good hands from what I've seen. I wouldn't mind Hopkins or Hunter in the 1st.