Kendall Hunter at the 2011 Combine.
Former VTech #Hokies RB & Manassas, VA native Ryan Williams will visit #Redskins Park for private meeting on April 14 & 15.
#Redskins will host USC OT Tyron Smith at #Redskins Park on April 18th. He's a perfect fit in zone.
#Redskins have recently 'expressed interest' in RBs Kendall Hunter (OKST) (Rd 2/3) & hell of a pass pro guy & Evan Royster (PSU) (RD 4-7).
Tryon Smith would indeed be a good fit, but Kendall Hunter is a guy I'd love to see in the Burgundy and Gold. He averaged 5.9 yards a carry his 4 years at Oklahoma State, and I was impressed by his demeanor the five minutes I got to spend with him at the combine. Hunter is certainly not someone you'll mistake for a Pulitzer Prize winner, but the 5'7" 199lb back has a motor to play. Here's a piece of his transcript from the combine. We all know how much Shanahan values pass-blocking RBs (whom the Redskins have zero of right now):
How much blocking did you do?
Hunter: Oh, at Oklahoma State, that's the number one thing we do besides ball carry. If you can't block, you ain't playing. Even though I didn't end up blocking that much, but at practice, you be blocking all the time. You go against linebackers almost every other day.
Can you pick up blitzes?
Hunter: Yes sir.
How are your skills out of the back-field?
Hunter: Oh, I'll catch the ball all the time. Just catching the ball ain't no problem for me.
Did you catch a lot of screens?
Hunter: We didn't do it in the past, but my senior year, we did a lot of it. We switched up into a passing offense, you have to know how to catch if you want to play.