Originally written on 49ersNews  |  Last updated 10/29/14
Margus Hunt out of SMU is a player to keep an eye on as a possibility for the 49ers in the 2nd round. With Justin Smith getting older and not much depth on the defensive line. Hunt is a player the 49ers would love to have on the D-line.CBS SportsNFL.comCBS SportsOverview The NFL loves upside, and few prospects possess more of it than Hunt, a gold medal-winning track and field athlete and native of Estonia who has only been playing football since 2009.Possessing an extraordinary combination of size and explosiveness, Hunt became the first junior athlete to ever win both the shot put and discus gold medals the same year, accomplishing both feats at the 2006 World Junior Championships in Beijing. He moved to Dallas to train with SMU’s world-renowned track and field coach Dave Wollman just in time to see the university drop the program. Rather than move again, Hunt elected to try football.The game didn’t initially come easy to Hunt. Despite playing in 13 games in 2009, he recorded just ...
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