The Browns were never going to pick a running back high in the draft, despite what you may have heard, but that doesn’t mean they won’t be looking to pick up some help in the later rounds.
Hunt would be a nice addition as he rushed for almost 5,000 yards, averaged 6.3 yards per carry, and scored 44 rushing touchdowns in his four years with the Rockets. He also flashed his receiving skills as a senior, catching 41 passes, which is an asset in head coach Hue Jackson’s offense.
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According to his draft profile at NFL.com, the 5-foot-10 and 216-pound Hunt has a:
"Compact body with broad frame and muscular legs. Above-average agility for his size. Has hips and feet to elude darting defenders in backfield. Uses effective jump-cut to avoid the sludge and shift to the open gap. Runs with good vision and overall instincts. Presses the line before making back-side cuts. Conforms his run to changing space within running lane. Spin moves are effective against first-look tacklers on second level. Suddenly shifts to bounce an inside run to the perimeter. Strings moves together on outside zone plays. Runs with knee bend and forward lean. Adequate pass catcher for screens and check-downs."
Hunt also has a knack for holding onto the ball as he only fumbled once in 782 career carries at Toledo, making him the kind of dependable running back that coaches love.