Despite being a monster of an athlete, most reports indicate that Southern Methodist defensive end Margus Hunt has struggled in the early going at the Senior Bowl. That hasn't stopped scouts from being interested in the 6-8 defensive end, though, as he told Charlie Campbell of WalterFootball that the Jaguars are one team that has kept an eye on him so far.
Senior Bowl 2013: Margus Hunt making a name for himself
"I met the Buccaneers, the Packers, the Dolphins, Bears, the Saints for a brief moment, the 49ers, the Jaguars and the Texans as well."
At 6-8, 277 pounds, Hunt was a multi-sport athlete in Estonia where he made a name for himself in the track and field throwing events: discus throw, shot put and hammer throw. He moved to Dallas, Texas in 2007 to work with SMU track and field coach, Dave Wollman, but he eventually began playing football in 2009.
After originally starring on special teams, blocking eight kicks in his first 14 games with the Mustangs, he eventually developed into a All-Conference USA defensive end, recording eight sacks and 11.5 tackles for loss in his senior season.
Hunt told Campbell that he could fit in either the 4-3 or the 3-4 in the NFL:
"At SMU, we mostly played a 3-4. In a passing down we were able to get wide and rush the passer (out of a 4-3)," said Hunt. "Learning more of the 4-3 like we are right now is definitely going to help me out in the long run."
Tony Pauline of TFY Draft said that Hunt has shown flashes of his potential in Mobile, AL, but still has a lot of learning to do before he can take advantage of his athleticism:
Looks the part and flashed ability yet at times was easily handled by opponents. Needs to really fine tune and polish his game.