23 Days of Draftmas: Louisiana-Lafayette OL Robert HuntA very merry Draftmas to you! We continue our tradition of profiling an NFL Draft prospect every day in April, leading up to the NFL Draft on April 23rd. Every day, you’ll get a prospect profile that includes how they would fit with the Kansas City Chiefs.
The Chiefs might be looking for an offensive lineman to help protect their franchise quarterback Patrick Mahomes. A small-school prospect from Louisiana could be a great addition to their offensive line room.
Robert Hunt, IOL
6’ 5” | 323lbs | Louisiana-Lafayette
Expected draft range: Day two
One-sentence bio: Senior Bowl invitee who had to miss the event due to an injury — but has drawn attention as a first-team all-Sun Belt performer.
One-sentence scouting report: Big physical tackle who dominated the Sun Belt, but projects to the NFL as an interior offensive lineman.
How he fits in Kansas City: Andy Reid talked last week about how the team likes to kick tackles inside and play them along the interior of the offensive line. Hunt is a prime candidate to thrive as an offensive guard in Kansas City. He comes with four years of experience as a starter for Louisiana-Lafayette — some of it at guard.
In this draft class, Hunt is one of the most enjoyable prospects to watch. As evidenced by this clip, he has some of the most-dominant film you’ll find; in the Sun Belt, his opponents looked outmatched. He is a nasty finisher looking to punish opposing defensive lineman, demonstrating excellent grip and core strength; he’s capable of moving and controlling lineman with consistency. His willingness to finish doesn’t stop with the run game, either — he’s a bully in pass protection, too. He moves well for a man his size — and is capable in space as a blocker.
The Chiefs would be getting a tone-setter they haven’t had on their offensive line — and he has the positional versatility that has intrigued them in the past. I would not be surprised to see the Chiefs take a look at Hunt during day two of the draft.
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