How can Hunter get better in 2020?
Given how well Danielle Hunter has developed and how elite his production has been in recent years, improving will not be easy.
A lot will depend on the Vikings, who need to keep putting him in good positions to achieve success in opposing backfields. Hunter can also add more moves to his game, which will come in handy once his athleticism diminishes as the NFL takes its toll.
Somewhere Hunter may be used more prominently is on the interior of the defensive line. Mike Zimmer pulled a masterstroke by moving him and Everson Griffen inside to the tackle position during Minnesota’s memorable playoff win at the New Orleans Saints last season. This trend could continue when the opportunity arises in 2020.
Hunter does not appear to be someone who suffers from complacency. He is a very hard worker who demands the same from those around him. This type of leadership is going to be key in a Vikings locker room that could be without some familiar faces next season.
This will be equally as important as his production on the field. Hunter is a respected figure among his peers and he leads by example on every down.
If he can fine tweak is technique even further, continue to utilize his arm length, and examine areas of his game such as footwork for any slight improvements, then there is nothing to suggest Hunter cannot reach 16 sacks or above for the first time in his career during the upcoming 2020 season.