5 Reasons Why Kendall Hunter Is the San Francisco 49ers RB of the Future

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5 Reasons Why Kendall Hunter Is the San Francisco 49ers RB of the Future
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San Francisco 49ers rookie fourth round pick, Kendall Hunter, led all NFL running backs in rushing yards during the preseason.

But this isn't anything new for the San Francisco 49ers.

Last season, Anthony Dixon led the NFL in preseason rushing yards. Well that didn't translate to the regular season and Dixon has since been demoted to the No. 3 running back, behind Hunter. 

In 2009, Glen Coffee led the NFL in rushing yards. Less then one year later he retired to join the ministry or carry a gun, whichever way you want to look at it.

And Thomas Clayton led all running backs in rushing yards during both the 2007 and 2008 preseason. He is now a member of the Seattle Seahawks.

So does leading the NFL in preseason rushing yards mean anything?

Not really, as shown by the players I listed above. However, it would seem that Kendall Hunter's performance wasn't a fluke and he is going to be a real stud. 

Hunter didn't just look strong running the ball this preseason. He showed great vision, patience and put this mouth in there to block more than once. 

Today, I am going to focus on five reasons why he is the San Francisco 49ers running back of the future. 

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