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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

Toledo RB Kareem Hunt will visit the Vikings ahead of the 2017 NFL Draft.

The Vikings will be in the market for a running back at some point during the draft after not bringing Adrian Peterson back. Latavius Murray was added to a position group that includes Jerick McKinnon, but neither are top options. Hunt did not complete a full workout at the NFL Combine, but is an intriguing option in the third round or later.
Mar 20 - 11:25 AM

Toledo RB Kareem Hunt's 98 total missed tackles forced in 2016 were the second-most in the FBS.

And on a more micro level, his 22 missed tackles forced on receptions were also good for second in the country. PFF comps him to Baltimore Ravens RB Kenneth Dixon. Notes the outlet, "[Hunt] has limited pass-protection experience, but otherwise could be an every-down back from the start if needed." NFL Media's Lance Zierlein offers a variation on that assessment, writing that Hunt "has talent to become a backup that can step in and handle a bigger load if needed." During Combine festivities, the 5-foot-10, 216-pounder ran the 40-yard dash in 4.62 seconds, put in 18 reps on the bench press and logged jumps of 36.5 inches (vertical) and 119 inches (broad).
Mar 12 - 4:00 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline reports that Toledo DL Treyvon Hester is ahead of schedule after undergoing surgery to repair a torn labrum.

Hester, who had his surgery on December 8, missed both the Shrine Game and the Combine with the injury. Per Pauline, Hester now intends to work out for scouts sometime in early April. The analyst added that Hester is expected to be 100-percent by training camp.
Mar 5 - 2:07 PM

Toledo RB Kareem Hunt is a big Cleveland Browns fan and would like to play for his hometown team.

"I'll be a Browns fan until I die," the Ohio native said. Not every prospect wants to play for the Browns, but Hunt isn't alone. North Carolina’s Mitch Trubisky made a similar proclamation last month. As for Hunt, he's arguably the top senior running back prospect.
Source: Draftwire
Mar 3 - 2:23 PM

Toledo RB Kareem Hunt fumbled just once on offense during his collegiate career despite touching the ball 856 times.

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler compiled the numbers and noted the fumble was during Hunt's freshman season. Hunt obviously has the best fumble rate of any running back in this class. The Toledo product was our favorite senior runner entering Senior Bowl week and will be our favorite for the entire process.
Source: CBS Sports
Feb 10 - 10:15 AM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline believes that Toledo RB Kareem Hunt "could surprise at the [C]ombine."

"I’m told the he recently ran the forty in hand times of 4.39s and clocked 4.46s laser timed," Pauline writes. "Both are faster than anyone would expect." Hunt was Mr. Popular during the Senior Bowl practice week, meeting with 25 teams -- including 10 full franchise meetings with general managers present. In an unfathomably deep running back class, Hunt could be a sneaky steal come Day 3 of the draft.
Feb 9 - 1:54 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline passes along that Toledo RB Kareem Hunt met with 25 NFL teams at the Senior Bowl.

Of those 25 meetings, Pauline relays that 10 of them were "full franchise meetings" that included the general manager. The Jets were one such team which held a full franchise meeting with the Toledo standout. The offshoot of this early interview slate is that because Hunt has already met extensively with several teams, he may not interview quite as much at the Combine. Hunt is a likely Day 3 candidate for this spring's draft.
Feb 5 - 2:00 PM

Toledo RB Kareem Hunt wants to weigh around 213 to 215 pounds at the NFL Combine.

Hunt weighed 208 pounds at the Senior Bowl, a big drop from his listed 225 pounds at Toledo. We aren't sure if Hunt ever played at 225 pounds by choice, but if he can keep his speed and agility at a heavier weight then it will help his composite athletic scores. We consider Hunt the top senior running back.
Feb 2 - 8:51 AM

Toledo RB Kareem Hunt rushed for 118 yards on 15 carries in Saturday's Senior Bowl.

While the final score ended at just 16-15, there were several offensive standouts from the contest. Count Hunt among that crowd. He consistently showcased a ballerina's sense of balance in clipping his way to a 7.8 YPC average. Hunt rushed for 1,475 yards and 10 touchdowns this past season. Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline writes that while Hunt might not possess quite the same sort of quick moves and acceleration as some of his fellow backs at the Senior Bowl, he "showed a complete game as a ball-carrier, pass-catcher and blocker" during the practice week. Pauline pegs him as a potential fifth-round pick in this spring's draft.
Jan 28 - 5:58 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline questioned Toledo T Storm Norton's consistency during the East-West Shrine Game practice week.

Pauline offered a perfect encapsulation of the ups-and-downs of Norton's week after Wednesday's practice session, relaying that on that day, the 6-foot-8, 306-pounder "lost his footing a few times early in practice, but a few reps later he performed a textbook reach block on Avery Moss." The analyst did come away impressed with his ability as a run-blocker, writing that "Norton moves efficiently to the second level. If he was able to engage the defender, he typically came out victorious." Pauline projects him as a potential sixth- or seventh-round selection come this spring's draft.
Jan 22 - 12:43 PM

Toledo redshirt senior DL Treyvon Hester injured his labrum in late October and underwent surgery in December, removing him from the East-West Shrine Game.

Hester will be limited during the draft process and won't go through drills at the NFL Combine. Tony Pauline reports Hester will have a workout for teams in April.
Jan 16 - 8:42 AM

Toledo TE Michael Roberts accepted an invitation to the East-West Shrine Game.

Roberts (6-foot-4, 270 pounds) is massive and productive. He caught 43 passes for 514 yards and a nation-leading 15 touchdown receptions this past season. The first-team All-MAC honoree isn't terribly athletic, though, with a CBS-reported 4.93-second forty. "Roberts is limited in areas and won't consistently separate, but he is very talented at the catch point with the smooth body control that shows as a pass-catcher and blocker," wrote Dane Brugler. Roberts is the No. 11 tight end prospect, according to CBS, and likely to land on Day 3.
Jan 14 - 11:10 AM


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