Are the Texans targeting Justin Hunter?

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  1. pec0sb0b

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    Found a mock-draft on WalterFootball, where they selected Tennessee WR Justin Hunter.
    http://www.walterfootball.com/draft2013_1.php

    Most mock-drafts I have seen have Houston selecting a wide receiver in the first round, but this one had a link to an interesting article about Justin Hunter on their rumour mill.
    http://www.walterfootball.com/nfldraftrumormill.php#justinhunter

    I'm pretty sure the writer is talking about the Texans. He mentions the scout twice in the article. Lots of rumours spread this time of year, though.
     
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    I won't believe 99% of rumors is credited to [​IMG]insiders from teams, from just after the Combine until draft day.
     
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    With the Texans, who knows at 27. The safe bet is to get a WR, but I can see them getting a LB, OL help, etc. with the pick as well. Hell, it could be a TE for all I know.

    I've spent almost every draft trying to guess and pick who would be drafted by the Texans, and almost every time I seem to be wrong. Way wrong. Basically, I've just learned my lesson to not be surprised when the Texans pick gets announced and trust the front office.
     
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    My source told me that the Texans are targeting RB Eddie Lacy in the first.
    If he's not there, they will take a Kicker.:overreact:
     
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    Asidd's buddy sure talks a lot. He told me the Texans were targeting a center in the first.

    (We'd better be looking at Hunter!)
     
  6. CloakNNNdagger

    CloakNNNdagger Site Contributor

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    He suffered an ACL in 2011. He is 6'4" 196#. He is built like a walking stick.

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    If he doesn't add significant weight/bulk especially in his lower extremities (quads/hammies) to protect his knees.........NFL D's will likely offer to help him into bed........a hospital bed.........soon and often. :kitten:
     
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    Didn't those measurements describe Randy Moss when he came out of Marshall...??
     
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    I remember hearing during combine coverage, someone saying that he lost around 10 pounds or so in order to post a better time...i.e. he plays closer to 205 (not that is truly bulky or anything),
     


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    Can Hunter run a 4.25?
     
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    I heard they are targeting a Long Snapper, but they will go BPA and that will probably end up being Punt Team Gunner.
     
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    Big Lou Stop Clowning

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    I'm 6' 4" 230 these days, but when I was his age I weighed about 170, that's a stick. Compared to that 196 is down right muscle bound.........
     
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    Hope someone else drafts him. He looks clumsy at times. His legs are too long and skinny. There will be a lot better value at 27 than what he brings.
     
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    This is my issue with him. I can see why people like his skills set, but watching him cut on some of his breaks makes me cringe. He's already had 1 non-contact ACL injury
     
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    I doubt seriously the Texans are targeting any one player at #27, but I'm sure Justin Hunter is probably on their list of acceptable prospects. He is skinny but I think an NFL level strength and conditioning program will add some bulk to him and I'd have no problem if the Texans picked him in the 1st. Hopkins has a higher floor but Hunter has a much higher ceiling. Yes he's a little risky but all rookies have risk attached to them. Hunter has great measurables and athleticism that could make him special in a couple years.
     
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    There are 2 areas of concern (in my mind) with Hunter:

    He has one of the highest drop rates amongst the top WRs in the draft. That's an issue. What good is it to have athleticism and measurables if you don't consistently catch the ball. I'm sure this can be improved if he's dedicated and works hard.

    Then we get to the primary issue (at least for me) the injury risk. Watching him in and out of breaks you'll notice alot of knee movement that's not supposed to happen. The knee is a hinge joint, it's supposed to bend in one direction, movement outside of that range increases the likely hood of injury. He's already had a serious non contact injury to one knee, and watching him move the chance of it happening again is definitely there. That would be a concern for me, especially in a first round pick.
     
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    I'd take him in a minute.

    I'm not concerned about his injury nor his weight.
     
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    Exactly why I posted the "stick"...............his knees. He'll probably need to get to at least 210 in the NFL. And then his knees would still remain a concern. You wonder what happens to his 4.40 time (taken at his lightest weight) when he gets to a more reasonable NFL playing weight. Overall, if we could get him in the 2nd round, I think he may be worth a try.
     
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    If he's there in the 2nd, definitely worth the risk. You can definitely add weight and maintain, even gain speed if the weight is added appropriately to the correct areas, its like adding a bigger engine to a car. If you look at photos of Usain Bolt over the years, he added a lot of size in his legs and he's become ridiculously fast as a result.

    I'd still be concerned with injury though, he has such long legs to stabilize/decelerate
     
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