The Cincinnati Bengals‘ rookie minicamp started well yesterday, with each drafted player working as hard as they can to fight for a spot in the 53 man roster. One player who put a lot of work in yesterday and certainly showed that he could have what it takes to be ready for the beginning of the 2013 season is the second round defensive end out of SMU, Margus Hunt.
Defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer had a lot of great things to say about the defensive end that has been affectionately christened the “Eastern Block” and although he said that “Football-wise, he’s about 12″, he said that he had flashes of greatness and that he is definitely a player that will continue to get better with each passing day.” Zimmer later went on to say that Hunt is an exceptionally hard worker, and will continue to work to learn the game.
According to reports, Hunt was capable on several occasions of breaking the offensive line and was able to pick up a great amount of acceleration when running after the quarterback and Zimmer said that “his acceleration to the quarterback was as good as I’ve seen from anybody.”
Elsewhere at the Bengals rookie minicamp yesterday, seventh round offensive tackle Reid Fragel is said to have had a great first day and according to one particular report, had no issues in keeping up with Hunt, while they were running drills. The official phrase used by Cox Media Group writer Jay Morrison was “more than holding his own in 1-on-1 drills” but I digress.
Simon Greene – Cincinnati Bengals Writer. Follow Simon on Twitter @simongreene88