The 6-foot-1, 292-pound defensive tackle slipped in the draft due to a heart condition that was picked up in the beginning of March. He was cleared by University of Michigan doctors, along with physicians at Stanford. Despite all that, he still fell all the way to the fifth round, which was a huge shock, in my opinion.
Hurst joins a loaded front seven in Oakland, featuring Khalil Mack and Bruce Irvin, among others.
It took a while for Hurst to hear his name called, but all that matters is he found his NFL home, and he was FIRED UP about that on Twitter.
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
Good luck, Mo!