Name: Cameron Hunt
Height: 6’4" Weight: 295 lbs
Age: 22 Experience: Rookie
The Denver Broncos underwent an extensive overhaul on their offensive line this offseason. They added high-profile free agent guard Ronald Leary, as well as signing Menelik Watson to compete for a starting job at right tackle. In the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft, the team elected to select Garett Bolles out of Utah — with the hope that he can become the team’s future stalwart at left tackle.
Yet even with all those additions, the Broncos didn’t end their pursuit of acquiring offensive line talent and signed former four-star recruit and Oregon Duck Cameron Hunt as an undrafted rookie free agent.
Hunt spent four years in Eugene with the Ducks, where he was the leader of their offensive line and started 43 games over the course of his career — with a majority of those starts coming at right guard and some at right tackle. In his senior season, Hunt's exceptional play earned him the honor of being the team's Ed Moshofsky Trophy recipient, which is given out annually to the team’s top offensive lineman. Additionally, Hunt’s prowess on the field allowed him to dominate opposing defenders and he registered the most pancake blocks out of any lineman on the team.
Denver became familiar with Hunt by scouting him extensively over the course of the season and believed in him enough as a player to have him come in for an official visit to Dove Valley in early April prior to the Draft. Let’s take a closer look at Hunt and what he offers the Broncos as continues to chase his dream of playing in the NFL.
Battle-tested offensive lineman who has the ability to play either of the strongside positions. Well-respected by the Oregon coaching staff and his teammates. Premier run blocker who springs out of his stance with consistency. His play helped ignite the Ducks’ rushing attack, and certainly boosted standout running back Royce Freeman’s on-the-field performance tremendously. Like many of the Broncos’ additions to the offensive line this offseason, Hunt plays with a nasty on the field demeanor and has a hard-nosed attitude when it comes to being physical and finishing blocks.
Hunt needs to add weight and strength to his frame and possess only average athletic traits. Though an exceptional run blocker, he needs an overhaul in his technique in respect to pass protection. While he was a very good college player, his ceiling is likely limited to being a back-up because of the aforementioned and it’s doubtful he will ever become a long-time starter in the NFL.
Hunt faces an uphill battle to make the team’s final roster, which has a lot of young talent looking to make a splash in 2017. The team also brought in undrafted free agent offensive lineman Chris Muller out of Rutgers, who is a similar player to Hunt and also plays right guard. It’s unlikely that Hunt will make the Broncos’ roster in 2017, but certainly has the skills and ability to merit consideration for their practice squad as a developmental project.
Will Cameron Hunt earn a spot on the Broncos’ practice squad?
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