2. Maurice Hurst, Michigan
6-2, 282: While he might not be as large as some might like, and he’s not going to be an anchor, he has everything in place to be a longtime starter who producers at a very, very high level.
An ideal 3-techinque tackle, he’s devastating at getting into the backfield, a leader up front who takes on the dirty work when he has to, and is always, always working.
The biggest concern is his heart. Not his desire, but his actual heart, after there were concerns with an irregular electrocardiogram that kept him out of the Combine. This was known at Michigan and he was cleared to go, but it’s still an issue.
As long as everything checks out health-wise, the quickness for a tackle is elite, he’s creative when going against the maulers, and he’s always producing.
On a great Michigan defensive front, he came up with 61 tackles with five sacks and 14.5 tackles for loss as he stepped up with the pressure on. Now, don’t expect him to be Aaron Donald, but he’s the type who’ll carry an NFL defensive front.
Projected Round: First
Real Value: Mid-First Round