Kendall Hunter Provides Great versatility out of the Backfield

April 13, 2011 | Brian Billick

Oklahoma State running back Kendall Hunter had tremendous sophomore and senior year seasons, but sandwiched an injury riddled junior year between.  If he can stay healthy, he may be one of the steals of the NFL Draft.

I compare Kendall Hunter to Brian Westbrook in the fact that he can be a third down back right away, and has the potential to work himself into a starting role as a featured back.  When watching Hunter at the Senior Bowl, I saw a competitive player that was physical, quick, and passionate.  In my opinion, he performed the best and showed he was possibly the most complete running back of all at the Senior Bowl.  He was really quick into the hole and ran physical when needed, but also was an excellent route runner out of the backfield.  Like Westbrook, Hunter will be a matchup nightmare for defenses in the screen game and in man coverage, trying to cover him with just a linebacker.

While he may be a little undersized at 5’7 1/4 and 199 pounds, Hunter proved his durability his senior year by having nine 100-yard rushing games, and carrying the ball for a total of 271 attempts.