Mock thoughts: On Hunt for talent

February, 15, 2013
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In his latest mock draft, former NFL scout Russ Lande presents a different scenario for the Patriots than has been the norm with most others. Instead of a defensive back or receiver, Lande focuses on the front seven.

His choice: SMU defensive end Margus Hunt.

Writes Lande, "While Hunt is no doubt raw, his rare combination of great height, long arms, good playing strength and hip snap/explosiveness make him too enticing for Coach Belichick to pass up. At the Senior Bowl it was clear that Hunt could easily add 20-plus pounds and at close to 300 pounds with his height and arm length he would be an ideal versatile defensive end in the Patriots defense."

One theme that has come through loud and clear this week is how the 2013 NFL Draft is loaded at defensive tackle. This type of selection ties into that line of thinking.

To read Lande's mock draft, on the National Football Post website, CLICK HERE.

Mike Reiss

ESPN New England Patriots reporter

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