2025 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Travis Hunter

2025 NFL Draft Scouting Report - Colorado WR/CB Travis Hunter

The NFL Draft will begin on April 24, 2025. We take a look at Travis Hunter, a standout five-star recruit from Collins Hill High School, who has made a significant impact in college football since his debut.

Following a transfer from Jackson State to Colorado after his freshman season in 2022, Hunter has showcased exceptional skill and versatility. In 2023, he earned the prestigious Paul Hornung Award as the nation’s most versatile player and secured All-American honors as a sophomore. Last season alone, he logged an impressive 1,044 total snaps for Colorado, contributing to an outstanding total of 1,634 snaps over his first two college seasons. Hunter continues to impress, solidifying his place as a dynamic force in collegiate athletics.

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Travis Hunter, WR/CB, Colorado

Name: Travis Hunter
Jersey: No. 12
Positions: Wide Reciever and Cornerback
School: Colorado
Class: Junior
Height: 6-foot-1
Weight: 185 lbs. 

Travis Hunter’s Strengths

Hunter possesses exceptional ball skills, demonstrating an ability to high-point and secure catches in traffic with consistency. His instincts are keen, particularly evident in his strong route recognition and proficiency in zone coverage. Hunter’s versatility stands out as he excels at both wide receiver and cornerback, showcasing agility with quick feet and loose hips that allow him to mirror receivers effectively in press coverage.


His explosive athleticism allows him to make up for any mistakes in technique or coverage timing that may flaw his game. His recovery speed is a notable asset, enabling him to make up ground swiftly and contest deep passes effectively. Hunter combines elite top-end speed with impressive length, making him a formidable presence in downfield coverage. His solid instincts and adept ball-tracking ability frequently place him in a prime position to disrupt plays. 

As a receiver, his run-after-catch ability and fluidity with the ball charts atop the class. He can make defenders miss effectively and frequently. Through juke moves, quick stops, and spin moves, Hunter plays explosive with the ball in his hands.

Beyond his physical talents, Hunter’s competitive drive is evident, consistently elevating his own performance and inspiring his teammates. His ability to impact games on both sides of the ball highlights his all-around skill set and potential at the collegiate level.

Travis Hunter’s Weaknesses 

Travis Hunter, though highly talented, has areas in his game that require attention for improvement. His footwork, crucial for both cornerback and receiver roles, can become sluggish during backpedal transitions, which has led scouts to see Hunter as more of a receiver than a cornerback at the next level. Additionally, he has shown vulnerability to being outmuscled by larger, stronger receivers at key moments in his routes, highlighting the need for increased physicality and strength. Hunter’s smaller frame may also contribute to durability issues, as he has faced injuries during his collegiate career.


Furthermore, his effectiveness as a blocker, essential for both positions he plays, has been inconsistent. Hunter needs to enhance his technique and develop strategies for disengaging from blocks more effectively to become a more reliable contributor in all facets of the game. Addressing these areas through focused training and development will be crucial for Hunter to reach his full potential and establish himself as a dependable performer on the field.

Draft Projection

Come April, Travis Hunter’s name is one we will not wait too long to hear. He’s a first-round talent with the skills he possesses, and he’ll be a very fun player to watch at the start of this college football season. He’ll be off the board by the end of the first night.

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