Michigan defensive tackle Maurice Hurst was diagnosed with a heart condition during the NFL Combine. The diagnosis left his career in jeopardy.
Now, it appears that Hurst has gotten some good news. Judging by his Instagram post, he has been cleared to participate in Michigan's upcoming Pro Day.
"2 Days until I get to Kill Pro Day! #GoBlue #GodsPlan," Hurst said.
Assuming Hurst is good to go, he is a potential first-round pick in April's draft. A fifth-year senior, Hurst improved on his numbers every year he was in Ann Arbor.
Last season, he was named a Consensus All-American, including first team honors from the Associated Press. Hurst recorded 61 tackles (14.5 TFLs) and five sacks.
Here is the scouting report from Hurst's NFL.com draft profile:
Hurst is an upfield three-technique who gets out of the blocks ahead of his competition as soon as the starter’s pistol goes off. His ability to come out fast and low should create opportunities to become a disruptive penetrator, but he has to prove that he has the strength to play through redirect blocks and hold up against NFL interior linemen.
Hurst is compared to current NFL defensive tackle Maliek Collins and projects to fit best in a 4-3 scheme.