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Raiders selected Toledo DT Treyvon Hester with the No. 244 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

Hester (6’2/300) was a four-year starter on the defensive line, logging 31.5 career tackles for loss with 13 sacks and four forced fumbles. Ideally a three-technique interior rusher, Hester showed pass-rush ability via bull-rush force in the MAC, but wasn’t a truly explosive player on tape and isn’t big enough to dominate versus the run. He only earned second-team all-conference from the MAC coaches as a senior, then underwent shoulder surgery and didn’t work out before the draft. Also abnormally old for a rookie, Hester turns 25 in September. A run-of-the-mill, smaller-school defensive tackle, Hester’s ceiling is limited and his floor is basement low.
Apr 29 - 6:25 PM

Lions selected Toledo TE Michael Roberts with the No. 127 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

Roberts (6’4/270) was a full-time player for only one season at Toledo but made the most of it, posting a 45/533/16 (11.8 YPR) senior-year receiving line and earning first-team All-MAC from the conference’s coaches. Roberts is a long armed (33 ½") tight end who measured in with the biggest hands (11 5/8") at the Senior Bowl, although he managed 26th-percentile SPARQ results with a 4.86 forty in Indy. Ultimately a low-ceiling prospect, Roberts projects as possession-receiver help and has a long way to go as a blocker, where he whiffed frequently on college tape. He’d do well to become a viable No. 2 tight end.
Apr 29 - 1:16 PM

Chiefs selected Toledo RB Kareem Hunt with the No. 86 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

Hunt (5’11/216) graduated as Toledo's all-time leading rusher, posting a career line of 782/4,945/44 (6.32 YPC) with 73 receptions, including 41 grabs as a senior. Hunt earned Most Outstanding Player at January’s Senior Bowl, only to struggle at the Combine with a sluggish forty (4.62) and broad jump (9’11"). Rookie Scouting Portfolio’s Matt Waldman has compared Hunt to a Chester Taylor, Joique Bell-level No. 2 back or capable spot starter. While his athleticism doesn’t stand out, PFF College charted Hunt with the second-most missed tackles forced (98) in the nation in 2016, and Hunt fumbled just once on 856 college touches. We are big fans of Hunt and believe he'll give Spencer Ware a serious run for the Chiefs' starting job.
Apr 28 - 10:43 PM

ESPN's Michael Rothstein tosses out Toledo RB Kareem Hunt as a possibility for the Lions on Day 2.

Hunt "received a lot of attention," per Rothstein, from Bob Quinn and the Lions during the process. Detroit sent its RB coach to Hunt's pro day workout. "Hunt is a strong runner who likes contact, but has the shiftiness to to get away from defenders late," Rothstein wrote. "He’d be an intriguing addition to Detroit's backfield." Alvin Kamara is another option if Detroit picks a running back Friday, according to Rothstein.
Source: ESPN
Apr 28 - 4:12 PM

Toledo RB Kareem Hunt met with the San Francisco 49ers on Tuesday.

The 49ers are reportedly looking for supplements to -- or outright replacements for -- Carlos Hyde, so no huge surprise that they are kicking the tires on Hunt. Plenty of other teams during the evaluating process, including the Lions, Falcons, Bucs, Vikings and Patriots, have done likewise. CBS Sports' Rob Rang views the 5-foot-10, 216-pounder as having "starter qualities," noting that he more than held his own during the Senior Bowl practice week, always a good sign for non-Power 5 performers. He figures to be selected at some point on Day 3, though with all the current interest in Hunt, a late Day 2 slot probably should not be discounted.
Apr 18 - 7:28 PM

The DL coaches of the Detroit Lions, Cleveland Browns, Philadelphia Eagles and Minnesota Vikings all attended Toledo DL Treyvon Hester's (shoulder) workout on Thursday.

In addition, the following teams attended the showcase: the Denver Broncos, New York Giants, San Diego Chargers, Jacksonville Jaguars, Kansas City Chiefs, Pittsburgh Steelers, Indianapolis Colts and Oakland Raiders. Hester scheduled the private workout after missing the pre-Draft process due to December surgery to repair a shoulder labrum. At 6-foot-2, 304 pounds, Hester posted a vertical jump of 31.5 inches that would have ranked No. 2 among DLs at the NFL Combine and a forty clocked between 4.86s-to-4.91s that would have been the fastest of any DL in Indy. Hester will visit the Steelers, according to Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline, but wasn't able to fulfill the visit requests of the Vikings and Lions due to time constraints. "I view Hester as one of the best nose tackle prospects in this year’s draft and his game reminds me of ten year NFL veteran Ahtyba Rubin," Pauline wrote.
Apr 14 - 1:22 PM

Toledo DL Treyvon Hester (shoulder) will work out for what is expected to be a large contingent of scouts and position coaches on Thursday.

Immediately after the workout, Hester will fly to Indianapolis for the NFL Combine's medical rechecks. Hester underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in early December, which is why he didn't test at the Combine or audition for scouts prior to now.
Apr 12 - 3:18 PM

Toledo RB Kareem Hunt will visit the Cardinals on Wednesday.

According to Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline, Hunt has previously checked in with the Lions, Falcons, Bucs, Titans, Vikings, Eagles, Patriots, Browns, 49ers and Saints. The 5-foot-10, 216-pounder is one of a handful of intriguing late Day 2/Day 3 possibilities at running back. Hunt forced 98 missed tackles last season, the second-most in the FBS. NFL Media's Lance Zierlein refers to him as a "[b]ig back with plus vision and enough elusiveness to make the first defender miss."
Apr 11 - 10:47 PM

Toledo T Storm Norton visited the Giants.

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline passes this one along. If nothing else, Norton has the size for NFL play. He measured in on pro day at a hearty 6-foot-7, 307 pounds. The Giants could use help along the offensive line and should be a name to watch in relation to Norton come Day 3 of the draft.
Apr 11 - 10:19 PM

CBS Sports' Rob Rang writes that Toledo RB Kareem Hunt "has starter qualities."

"It isn’t just the balance through contact, burst and underrated wiggle that Hunt showed on tape against MAC foes, but that he looked just as good as elite competition at the Senior Bowl," Rang explains. He also offers up one of our favorite Hunt stats -- in 855 career touches, he has fumbled exactly once. That is spicy. The analyst believes the 5-foot-10, 216-pounder could be a potential Day 3 steal. Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline puts him right on the borderline, assigning him a fourth-round grade. It wouldn't knock our socks off if he saw love late on Day 2.
Source: CBS Sports
Apr 9 - 1:33 PM

NFL Media's Lance Zierlein compares Toledo RB Kareem Hunt to former Broncos RB Olandis Gary.

"Big back with plus vision and enough elusiveness to make the first defender miss," Zierlein wrote. "Zone-scheme runner with serviceable hands out of the backfield. Adequate in most areas and has talent to become a backup that can step in and handle a bigger load if needed." Hunt earned first-team All-MAC honors last season by rushing for 1,475 yards and ten touchdowns while chipping in 41 catches for 403 yards and a score. NFL Media's Chad Reuter slotted Hunt into the middle of Round 3 in a recent mock draft.
Source: NFL.com
Apr 4 - 1:45 PM

Pro Football Focus compared Toledo TE Michael Roberts to former Jacksonville Jaguars TE Damon Jones.

"At 6-foot-5, 270-pounds, Jones was a classic No. 2 tight end for the Jaguars from 1997–2001, doing strong work as a run blocker and catching 11 touchdowns as a red-zone threat," PFF's analysis team writes. "Roberts can fill a similar role in a two-TE-heavy offense, where he can block and catch touchdowns." During the past campaign, the 6-foot-4, 270-pounder received the outlet's highest overall grade and second-highest receiving grade for a tight end in this draft class. He ended the season having caught 43 passes for 514 yard and 15 touchdowns. The Bucs, Cardinals and Eagles are all expected to put him through private workouts in the near future.
Mar 26 - 2:40 PM

Toledo DL Treyvon Hester (shoulder) will work out for scouts on April 13.

Tip of the hat to Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline for passing along this little nugget. Hester underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in early December and as a result, has not been able to take part in the draft process to date. Pauline relayed at the beginning of March that he is acing his recovery and is currently ahead of schedule in his rehab. Barring setback, he should be back to full health before the start of training camps this summer. Pauline stamps him with a fifth-round grade for the draft itself.
Mar 21 - 6:22 PM

Toledo TE Michael Roberts will out for the Tampa Bay Bucs, Arizona Cardinals and Philadelphia Eagles in the coming days.

Roberts' pro day event was Monday, and the tight end coaches of the Detroit Lions and Pittsburgh Steelers were on hand to check him out. He slightly improved upon his NFL Combine 40 showing by running in times that ranged from 4.78s to 4.82s. Roberts (6-foot-4, 270 pounds) is a big TE prospect who broke out for a 43-514-15 line last year. That touchdown total led the nation.
Mar 20 - 6:13 PM

Toledo RB Kareem Hunt will hold a private workout for the Tampa Bay Bucs on Tuesday.

Toledo held its pro day on Monday, with Hunt running a forty in 4.57s. The RB coaches of the New Orleans Saints, Detroit Lions and Cleveland Browns were all on hand for the festivities. Hunt has an upcoming official pre-Draft visit with the Vikings.
Mar 20 - 5:10 PM


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