Cincinnati Bengals: How Will Margus Hunt Improve the Defensive Line?

May 4, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

With the 53rd overall pick in the 2013 NFL draft, the Cincinnati Bengals selected Margus Hunt, a defensive end from Southern Methodist University.
This was a rather surprising pick to most Bengal fans due to the current depth of pass-rush specialists on the defensive front. They opted to increase that depth with the selection of Hunt in the second round. So, how will his presence improve the effectiveness of the Bengals' defensive line?
Hunt will be a bit of a project player due to his lack of experience at the defensive end position. However, he may have the greatest upside of any selection the Bengals made.
Standing at a towering 6'8" and weighing 277 pounds, Hunt's frame and length make him a formidable opponent against right tackles. He combines great burst with tremendous upper-body strength, which translates into an almost unstoppable bull rush.
He does need to work on lowering his pad level which is something that is very coachable at the NFL level. He should...

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