Michigan defensive lineman Maurice Hurst was once thought to be a for sure first round pick in the NFL Draft. A medical red flag at the NFL Scouting Combine changed that trajectory, Hurst hasn’t been drafted in the first three rounds.
What would have been a shocking scenario is becoming a more rationale question to ask, will Mo Hurst even be drafted?
Various people have chimed in on Twitter, from pundits to former teammates, many have something to say about Hurst. Some are surprised he hasn’t been drafted, while some are now reporting many teams have Hurst off their draft board.
We compiled some of the reactions for you.
Been through adversity my whole life, just waiting for the right place to find me! This is my process— Maurice Hurst Jr (@mohurstjr) April 28, 2018
This is a bummer to see with Maurice Hurst. By far the best player available in the draft. I hope he's healthy, sees that Grady Jarrett was taken in the 5th round and comes in and kicks ass.— Dan Kadar (@MockingTheDraft) April 28, 2018
Every team is going to feel awfully silly when Mo Hurst becomes a perennial Pro Bowler. This is getting absurd.— Isaiah Hole (@isaiahhole) April 28, 2018
Many Saturdays last year, Mo Hurst looked like the best interior d linemen in the country.— Adam Kramer (@KegsnEggs) April 28, 2018
Mo Hurst is the best football player on the board. I feel awful about his situation.— Patrick Schmidt (@PatrickASchmidt) April 28, 2018
Mo Hurst is gonna make 31 NFL GMs look really stupid in a few years— Grant Newsome (@grant_newsome) April 28, 2018
'I don't believe he'll be drafted. I could be wrong about this....' - Broaddus on Maurice Hurst. Says if his heart condition is 'corrected' then his football career is over.— Jeff Cavanaugh (@JC1053) April 27, 2018
When the takes are really bad to justify why Maurice Hurst hasn’t been drafted. pic.twitter.com/XVchkEOCVV— Josh Henschke (@JoshHenschke) April 28, 2018
Hearing from a number of teams that there remains serious concern about the heart condition with DT Maurice Hurst. He is off a number of boards— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) April 27, 2018
Very real possibility Maurice Hurst is off everyone's board at this point— Mike Renner (@PFF_Mike) April 28, 2018
Whatever team selects @mohurstjr is getting a damn good football player and an awesome guy. He’s going to be a force in the league.— Quenton Nelson (@BigQ56) April 28, 2018
If NFL teams don't want him, the Michigan football team will gladly take Mo Hurst back for a sixth year— Alejandro Zúñiga (@ByAZuniga) April 28, 2018
Mo Hurst will tear a hole in the league...— Jourdan Lewis (@JourdanJD) April 27, 2018