Nov 10, 2012; Knoxville, TN, USA; Tennessee Volunteers wide receiver Justin Hunter (11) catches a pass against Missouri Tigers defensive back E.J. Gaines (31) during the second half at Neyland Stadium. Missouri defeated Tennessee 51-48 in quadruple overtime. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee Volunteers: 2013 NFL Draft Player Profile

Height:  6’4″

Weight: 196 pounds

Position Rank:

Drafted By: Tennessee Titans (2nd round, 34th overall)

40 Yard Dash:  4.44

Vertical Jump:  39.5″

Broad Jump:  136″

Career Stats

2012 73 1083 14.8 46 9 0 0 0.0 0 0
2011 17 314 18.5 81 2 0 0 0.0 0 0
2010 16 415 25.9 80 7 0 0 0.0 0 0


Scouting Report/Player Notes

Very explosive athlete at the wide receiver position. Straight-line speed to burn, and capable of breaking the top off a defense down the field. Tall, lanky receiver prospect who isn’t going to break a ton of tackles but can be elusive in the open field and make guys miss with his elite quickness. Capable of making tough catches in the red zone with his leaping ability and concentration, and will be used a lot in the NFL early on in his career on screen plays with his speed. Will occasionally drop some contested deep balls if the defender is able to jostle him a bit. The key for Hunter is going to be to get him in an offense that allows him to break the top off a defense every now and again. A team that knows how to slow play the big play. He could stand to add some bulk to his frame, maybe get up to 210 pounds or so without losing any of that 4.4 speed. I think he needs some developing obviously, but a good junior season should ensure him a spot in the first two rounds of the draft with his combination of size, athletic ability, speed, and upside overall.

Career Highlights (via Tennessee athletics site)

  • 2012 Preseason All-SEC First Team by Lindy’s
  • 2012 Preseason All-SEC Second Team by Athlon, Steele
  • Named SEC’s Most Dangerous Threat by Lindy’s
  • 2010 Coaches Freshman All-SEC

Video Highlights (via YouTube)

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