Margus Hunt: Video Highlights for Former SMU DE

Chris TrapassoAnalyst IApril 25, 2013

Margus Hunt: Video Highlights for Former SMU DE

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    Margus Hunt is arguably the most impressive athlete in the 2013 NFL draft class. Standing 6'8'' and weighing 277 pounds, he ran a 4.60 in the 40-yard dash, did 38 reps on the bench press and had a 34.5-inch vertical leap at the NFL Scouting Combine.

    A native of Estonia, Hunt excelled on the international track and field stage in the shot put and discus. 

    He doesn't have vast football experience, but his physical capabilities are downright freakish. 

    Here are some of the top plays of Margus Hunt's SMU career.  

Sack on Johnny Manziel vs. Texas A&M in 2012

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    Hunt is a world-class athlete, and he put his physical talents on full display when he sacked Johnny Manziel against Texas A&M in 2012. 

    Working on the right guard, Hunt was quick off the ball, and although his free run to Manziel was aided by an inside blitz, Hunt's speed was extremely noticeable. 

    Manziel proved to be one of the most difficult quarterbacks to bring to the turf in 2012, but despite overrunning the play, Hunt got one of his arms on the helmet of the Aggies signal-caller and brought him to the turf. 

Sack vs. Houston in 2012

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    Starting on the left side of SMU's three-man defensive front, Hunt took an inside route to the quarterback, and his initial burst off the line seemed to surprise the right guard attempting to block him. 

    At the point of attack, Hunt simply tossed the guard aside—300-pound Jacolby Ashworth—and engulfed the quarterback.

    An incredible exhibition of athletic prowess.

Bull-Rush Sack vs. Pittsburgh in 2012

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    In the 2012 bowl game against Pittsburgh, Hunt was an absolute menace. 

    He totalled three sacks, none more impressive than this one. 

    Working against the left guard, he tried to take an outside angle to the quarterback. He was pushed into the left tackle, who worked with his teammate to execute a double-team on Hunt. 

    Using his brute strength, the 6'8'' defender pushed through the double-team and sacked the quarterback. 

Sack vs. Pittsburgh in 2012

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    In the same game, Hunt, lined up as the 3-4 defensive end, abused the Pittsburgh left tackle, pushing him to the inside with violent hands at the point of attack.

    At that point, Tino Sunseri had no chance.

Blocked Field Goal Against UTEP in 2012

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    Hunt blocked seven kicks during his time with the Mustangs, including three in 2012. 

    Against UTEP, he didn't even need a major push to get a hand on the field-goal attempt. Hunt's large stature and reach allowed him to block the kick with only a little jump. 

    He should be one of the more effective field-goal blockers in the NFL right away.