Ryan Hunter, born and raised in North Bay, Ontario, made the transfer to america as a young person the place he performed his prep ball at Canisius Excessive College in Buffalo, New York. His profession at Canisius ended with Hunter being named the most effective offensive lineman in Western New York and sharing The Buffalo Information Participant of the 12 months honor with Qadree Ollison, who went on to star at Pitt earlier than being drafted by the Falcons.
Hunter went on to play his faculty ball at Bowling Inexperienced College the place he performed in 52 whole video games over his five-year profession. As a junior, he began all 12 video games on the proper facet earlier than flipping to the blindside as a senior.
After failing to get drafted in 2018, Hunter handed up a chance to play for the Toronto Argonauts of the CFL — who drafted him ninth-overall within the CFL draft — to signal with the Chiefs as an undrafted free agent.
Most of his time with Kansas Metropolis was spent on the observe squad however he did make the energetic roster throughout their journey to Super Bowl 54. Forward of the 2020 season, he was let go in closing cuts.
Hunter ended up signing with the Chargers on the primary of October later that season. Following his first 12 months in Los Angeles, he signed a reserve/future contract on January 5, 2021.
School: Bowling Inexperienced
Years with crew: 1
“Ryan Hunter signed a 2 12 months, $1,675,000 contract with the Los Angeles Chargers, together with a median annual wage of $837,500. In 2021, Hunter will earn a base wage of $780,000, whereas carrying a cap hit of $780,000.” – Spotrac.com
Hunter performed sort out in faculty which suggests he has some semblance of athletic skill to deal with edge duties regardless of being simply 6’3. He additionally performed a ton of video games whereas at BGU which suggests he’s obtained the coveted expertise for any participant coming into the NFL.
Hunter has but to get anyplace close to the energetic roster for the Chargers and I consider the probabilities of that taking place solely went down after the re-vamping of the place. Because of his lack of excellent NFL dimension and size, he’s pigeon-holed into an inside place which I’d argue is the deepest a part of the offensive line.
Odds of creating the roster/What to anticipate in 2020?
The Chargers have 14 whole offensive lineman on their roster in the intervening time and Hunter is fairly set throughout the bottom-three gamers on the place. The crew solely retains 9, perhaps 10 offensive lineman on their energetic roster at a time and for the reason that this new and improved unit is HOPEFULLY going to remain more healthy than regular, that places a giant dent into the probabilities of any bottom-tier offensive lineman from making the crew. With loads of depth alongside the inside, Hunter is both barely hanging on to a observe squad spot or he’ll be in search of a brand new dwelling by the tip of the offseason.