2. DT Maurice Hurst, Michigan
In an NFL world with everyone looking for the next Aaron Donald, that’s not going to be Hurst, but he might not be terribly far off.
Undersized at just 6-2 and 280 pounds, he’s not your typical Coke machine for the middle of an NFL defensive front. However, height just doesn’t matter inside – despite what some might try to sell you – and he’s always getting great leverage.
Best of all, he’s extremely quick off the ball, coming up with five sacks, 14.5 tackles for loss, and 61 stops for an elite Wolverine run D.
Nah, he’ll never be on the nose, but who cares? He’s not going to be for every defense, but as long as there’s bulk next to him, and as long as he’s only asked to shoot the gaps, he’s got the potential to dominate.