With the 34th overall pick in the 2013 NFL draft, the Tennessee Titans selected Tennessee wide receiver Justin Hunter. They traded up from the No. 40 spot (No. 8 in the second round) to grab him. Hunter comes in at No. 59 on SB Nation's top 200 big board and was ranked as the No. 6 wide receiver in this year's draft class.
Hunter was a part of a trio of receivers at Tennessee that was expected to do a ton of damage. However, after Da'Rick Rogers was dismissed from the program, Hunter and Cordarrelle Patterson were left to carry the passing attack. Coming off a torn ACL, Hunter's 2012 season wasn't a booming success, but he did manage 1,000 yards and nine touchdowns.
Jake Locker needs help to move the ball down the field and Justin Hunter should be a reliable target. With a better crop of wide receivers and a new guard to help open holes for Chris Johnson, the Titans offense should be able to move the ball better. Hunter has a big frame and should be a red zone threat for the Titans.
In a prospect profile on SB Nation, the following conclusion was made on Hunter:
Justin Hunter has a world of upside. With the physical talent he possesses, Hunter could become one of the ten best wide receivers in the league. However, his lack of aggression and focus is a big concern. Does he have the drive to refine the parts of his game that need work? We'll find out.
Weight: 196 pounds
Arm length: 33 1/4 inches
Hunter has obvious upside due to his combination of size and speed. He was out-shined by Patterson this season at Tennessee, but given the injury he suffered as a sophomore, Hunter has some untapped potential. He decided to leave school early along with Patterson and the team's quarterback Tyler Bray, bringing an end to a largely disappointing passing attack.