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Drafted | Hunt ready to get started

Miami Dolphins Second Round Pick
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Posted at 9:22 PM, Apr 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-27 22:22:48-04

Robert Hunt missed the back half of his senior football season, but all that is behind him as he focuses on the next chapter with the Miami Dolphins.

"I’m 100 percent healthy right now. I’ve been doing everything I wanted to do," he told the Miami media during his introduction.

The Dolphins drafted Hunt in the second round where he was listed as a tackle. Hunt finished his Cajuns' career as a tackle, but he may be asked to move inside in the NFL where he started his Cajuns' career.

"I’m a versatile guy," he said. "I think that will help me out a lot in this draft, so wherever coach needs me to play, that’s where I’ll stick at. I’m open to playing any position."

Miami is in the midst of a major franchise reset. Last season, the Dolphins wheeled and dealed many of their top, and longest tenured, players. The team drafted 11 guys, including Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa with its first pick.

"It’s my job to protect him and that’s what I’m going to do every day – come in, I’m going to try to protect him and do my best job that I can do," he said. "I’m just going to bring my mentality to the game, bring my mentality to Miami."

And much of that mentality is as a people mover. Scouts classified Hunt as a "mauler" styled linemen known for man-handling defenders, something he's ready to resume.

“It’s fun. It’s fun doing that and it looks really good," he said. "So I definitely want to do that. I guess it’s just that competitive spirit in me. I picked that up and just haven’t stopped doing it. It’s just something that I like to do. It’s part of the game."

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