49ers Select RB Kendall Hunter in the 4th round

With their 4th round pick the 49ers select…RB Kendall Hunter from Oklahoma State.

Weight:199 lbs.
Arm Length:31 in.
Hand Size:8 3/4 in.
College:Oklahoma St.
Conference:Big 12

Hunter is a good football player that was very productive in college, and he could have an impact as a third down back at the next level. He has good instincts and shows the ability to plant and cut quickly to find daylight. He is shifty in the open field and is a good receiver out of the backfield. However, he is quicker than fast and will not be able to break off long runs at the next level. Overall, Hunter is too small to be an every-down back, but he does enough to warrant a look on Day 2.

Hunter has a compact muscular build and good speed. Reads his blockers, shows good patience and hits the hole hard. Quick back that has enough wiggle to make the first guy miss. Very capable receiver that runs precise routes and possesses reliable hands. Productive college player with a nose for the end zone.

Lacks the speed to consistently get the corner at the next level. Not a powerful runner that struggles to push the pile in short yardage situations. Does not always lower his shoulder and gets brought down by arm tackles too often. Lacks the technique and strength to be effective in pass protection.

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