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Top 10 Eagles NFL Draft Busts - #4 Tony Hunt

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Remember back when everyone said the Eagles #1 need was a "big back?" You now, because a team will be hopeless in short yardage or goal line situations if it does not employ a back of a certain poundage? At 6'2, 233lbs bust #4 had the size, but lacked the talent.

Tony Hunt - 2007 - 3rd round 90th overall pick

Tony Hunt had a great career at Penn State and the large amount of Penn State alums that reside in the Delaware Valley were pretty pumped over this pick. He was the second all time rushing leader for the Nittany Lions. Problem is, being a great running back at Penn State is hardly a sign of NFL success. The list of great Penn State backs that went on to be pro busts is impressive. Ki-Jana Carter, Curtis Enis, Blair Thomas and of course our own Tony Hunt.

In two seasons with the Eagles, Hunt carried the ball 14 times for an average of 1.8 yards per carry. In his last season after one impressive preseason game the team tried an ill advised switch to fullback, which did neither him nor them any favors. After 14 career games over two seasons he was out of the NFL.

Last month he was apparently signed by a team in Austria called the Raiffeisen Vikings Vienna. Maybe great ex-Penn State backs can flourish there.

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