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2016 NFL DRAFT

Danielle Hunter, DE

School: LSU  |  Conference: SEC
College Experience: Junior  |  Hometown: Katy, TX
Height/Weight: 6-5 / 252 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
5472

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
4.572.671.5725 ----
Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
---- -10'10"4.356.95

Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Looks more like a tight end than a traditional pass rusher, with broad shoulders, very long arms and plenty of room for additional muscle. His exciting combination of length, balance, awareness and agility helped him make plays against the run and pass.

Hunter's quickness allows him to dip under would-be blockers, beating them inside rather than relying on his length and strength to string run plays out wide, as tackles expect. He's aggressive and physical, showing a willingness to sacrifice his body uncommon for edge players with his body type.

Shows surprising strength at the point of attack and is passionate in pursuit. Gets his hands up in the passing lanes when he can't get to the quarterback and knocks down passes. He's aggressive and physical and shows a willingness to sacrifice his body uncommon for edge players with his body type.

WEAKNESSES: One potential red-flag is Hunter's inconsistent get-off. Too often he is the last of LSU's rushers off the ball. Hunter's length makes him susceptible to the run, though he does show surprising strength at the point of attack and is passionate in pursuit.

COMPARES TO: Barkevious Mingo, Cleveland Browns -- Like his former teammate, Hunter is much more dangerous off the edge than his rather pedestrian sack numbers would indicate.

--Rob Rang

Player Overview

Lanky frame and explosive get-off, even drawing comparisons to Barkevious Mingo, the first-round pick he replaced at right defensive end in defensive coordinator John Chavis' scheme. Hunter emerged as LSU's most dangerous pass rusher last season but did not have the statistics to reflect it.

Was not a starter until the start of the SEC schedule (fourth game) but in 10 starts he recorded 57 tackles, eight tackles for loss and three sacks. He could be just scratching the surface of his potential.

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05/04/2015 - A closer look at the Vikings' 10 picks: Round 3/88 - Danielle Hunter, DE, 6-5, 232, LSU...Doesn't fill an immediate need as a pass-rushing prospect whose strengths are more suited to the right side, where the Vikings are set with Everson Griffen. But despite notching just 1 1/2 sacks a year ago, Hunter is considered a rare physical specimen who can be taught to rush the passer more efficiently. - The Sports Xchange
 

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