Former Michigan star Maurice Hurst, who was rated as one of the top defensive tackle prospects in the NFL Draft this year, has yet to be taken through three rounds. One reporter - Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports - says it isn't just because of health concerns.
Back during the NFL Combine, Hurst had an irregular EKG - suggesting he might have a heart condition. But he eventually got medical clearance from doctors to resume his football career. Robinson is reporting on Friday night that Hurst's film isn't as solid as many had believed. He thinks that could be factoring in too.
Robinson tweeted a number of updates regarding Hurst. Michigan fans - and former players - weren't too thrilled with what they were reading. Jourdan Lewis was particularly upset.
Hurst's fall isn't a huge surprise. ESPN's Todd McShay actually predicted that Hurst could fall to "day three" of the draft - meaning the fourth round or later.
ESPN currently has Hurst as the second-best player "still available" after three rounds.