Margus Hunt Combine: Teams Should Be Wary of SMU DE Despite Breakout Performance

February 27, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Invariably, there is a player at every NFL Scouting Combine who wows scouts, general managers and media members en route to skyrocketing up the draft board. Gifted with an innate ability to outrun, out-jump and look better in a pair of compression shorts than his peers, this player becomes the talk of the town.
Unquestionably, the gold medalist in the 2013 Underwear Olympics was former SMU defensive end Margus Hunt. A former discus thrower in his native Estonia, Hunt came to Indianapolis and put together one of the best all-around combine performances in recent memory.
He finished tied for third among all defensive linemen with a 4.60-second 40-yard dash, tied for the most bench press reps with 38 and finished among the best at his position in nearly every other drill. Hunt's numbers were particularly impressive considering he measured at 6'8" and 277 pounds, a behemoth for a defensive end. 
Initially expected to fall somewhere in the third or fourth ...

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