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List of the Redskins Latest Draft Interests includes RB Kendall Hunter

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Kendall Hunter at the 2011 Combine.
Kendall Hunter at the 2011 Combine.

The Redskins' own beat reporter for ESPN980, Chris Russell, recently tweeted several interests the Redskins have had lately:

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.