Jarquez Hunter
Jarquez Hunter  RB  Auburn | NFL Draft 2025 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Jarquez Hunter
Height
5-10
Weight
210
College
Auburn
Position
RB
Class
Junior
Home town
Philadelphia, MS
50.0/100
Player Rating
40
PositionRank (RB)
4.44
FortyYD Time
Rush YDs
909
Rush AVG
5.7
Rush TDs
7
Receptions
18
Rec YDs
118

Jarquez Hunter RB Auburn | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Jarquez Hunter RB Auburn
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

ROLE: Work-Horse Back
Last Updated: 04/29/2024
Draft Year: 2025
40 time: 4.44 seconds (86%*)
Age: 21.5 DOB: 12/29/2002
Measurables:
Height: 5-10 (36%*) Weight: 210 (41%*)
Forty: 4.44 (O) (86%*)
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(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
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ROLE: Work-Horse Back
Last Updated: 04/29/2024
Draft Year: 2025
40 time: 4.44 seconds (86%*)
Age: 21.5 DOB: 12/29/2002
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 5-10 (36%*) Weight: 210 (41%*)
Forty: 4.44 (O) (86%*)
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other
(HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
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Overall Rating: 50.0 / 100
Average rating of opposition Defense player has faced
Defense Rating:
76%
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Rushing:
73%
Break Tackles:
75%
Receiving/Hands:
53%
Pass Blocking:
41%
Run Blocking:
52%
DRAFT PROJECTION: UDFA
Overall Rank: #475 Position rank: #40
College Games: 37 College Snaps: 1078
Grade: 3 ESPN  Stars 3 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 77/100
Grade: 247 Sports 3  Stars 247 Sports 87 Stars 247 RATING: 87/100
Grade: 3 Stars 3 Stars RIVALS RATING: 5.6 (92%)
Player Comparison* (Similarity level)
Lyn-J Dixon - Tennessee
73%
Trey Ragas - Louisiana
68%
Bryant Koback - Toledo
60%
Draft Profile: Bio
Jarquez Hunter from Neshoba Central High School was rated a 3-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 3-star grade by 247 Sports. Following high school, Hunter joined Auburn.

In 2021 as a freshman Hunter saw action in 13 games for the Tigers as he ran for 593 yards on 89 attempts for an elite 6.7 yards per carry, with 3 TDs, with no fumbles. As a receiver he made only 12 receptions for 61 yards.

As a sophomore in 2022 he played 12 games. and rushed for 670 yards on 104 carries for an elite 6.4 ypc, with 7 TDs, with 2 fumbles. In the passing game he pulled in 17 receptions for 224 yards.

In 2023 as a junior Hunter saw action in 11 games for the Tigers. He ran for 865 yards on 146 attempts for an impressive 5.9 ypc, with 7 TDs, with 2 fumbles. As a receiver he made 16 receptions for 111 yards.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • He’s outstanding as a receiver, with good hands and the coordination to snatch away from his body and fluidly transition to a runner.
  • Hunter gets low and rarely absorbs significant contact, and Hunter shows a nice blend of quickness and patience, maximizing his blocking.
  • He is elite as a receiver. He runs routes as well as most receivers and has natural hands, snatching the ball away from his body.
  • His vision is outstanding, and he has an innate understanding of when to go and when to sit back and wait for blocks to develop. He thrives as a one-cut back
  • Hunter shows suddenness off the line of scrimmage and accelerates quickly, and his top-end speed is among the best in this draft.
  • He’s a weapon in the screen game, quickly transitioning from receiver to runner and showing the twitch to make defenders miss in space.
  • An instinctive runner, he has a knack for setting up defenders and making people miss in space. He’s at his best in space and on the perimeter, where he shows the balance and acceleration, plus pure speed, to make a move and then take off.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Hunter has a slight build, especially for a running back, and Hunter isn’t going to grind out yardage between the tackles, as he lacks power and runs with a fairly high pad level.
  • He doesn’t have the ability as a run blocker or the violent run-after-catch ability.
  • Hunter really isn’t a guy who will create a lot of separation.

How other scouting services rate Jarquez Hunter (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
326.5
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
26.0
*Percentile Ranking in Player's Position Group (NFL Combine Historical Data): This percentile reflects how a player's specific statistics rank in comparison to historical performances at the NFL Combine, specifically within their position group. A higher percentile indicates a better performance. For instance, being in the 90th percentile for a particular stat means the player outperformed 90% of their peers in that category.

*Similarity Percentage: This percentage is calculated based on a comprehensive analysis of various factors, including height, weight, 40-yard dash times, on-field performance statistics, and overall player rating. The analysis is conducted against our database of draft prospects from 2021 to 2023. This similarity score helps in evaluating how closely a current prospect aligns with past prospects. It is important to note, however, that this score reflects similarities based on college production and attributes, and does not account for eventual success or performance in the NFL.