Chicago Bears Draft Profile: Robert Hunt

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The Chicago Bears interviewed Robert Hunt.

The Chicago Bears are still working despite working from home locations. Robert Hunt from Louisiana-Lafayette is a redshirt senior. Hunt is the most recently leaked player that the Chicago Bears have interviewed electronically. Listed at 6’5 323 pounds, Hunt is a powerful man that has the versatility to play guard and tackle.

His college depth chart lists him as an offensive lineman since he spent his first two years playing left guard. He finished his college career at right tackle. It is essential to understand that it is challenging to play on the left and right side of the line. Hunt being so massive, he does not have quick agility. Louisiana-Lafayette is known to be a more running school, so his pass sets will be very new to Hunt.

His negatives also include overreaching instead of sliding his feet. He is also slow off the snap of the ball. All of these things can be fixed with NFL coaching. Hunt is eager to destroy his opponents in the run game though.

Much like Kyle Long, Hunt wants to be the first to take the will away from the defender he faces on every single play. According to Pro Football Focus, when Hunt played guard, he ranked 16th out of 58 players on their grading scale. Hunts 2017 season was his highest PFF score, which was in the 80 range. He fell only a few points over the next two seasons playing on the right side and tackle.

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Robert Hunt does not need to add power or size to his frame. With some NFL coaching, Hunt could be what Germain Ifedi would have been had the seahawks left him at right guard. A lot of national media members have stated how the Chicago Bears are missing that nasty desire on the offensive line. Hunt brings that and a bag of chips to spare. Hunt is projected to be drafted anywhere between round two and round four. It might be a reach for the Chicago Bears to grab him with the 43 overall selection. But anywhere between could be a substantial upgrade on the offensive line.