We're a couple of days away from the start of the 2018 NFL Draft. Information from the teams is starting to leak out.
ESPN NFL Draft insider Todd McShay is reporting that one former college star is starting to be taken off draft boards by NFL teams. The player is former Michigan standout Maurice Hurst.
Hurst, an All-Big Ten and All-American selection in 2017, had to miss the NFL Combine due to an irregular electrocardiogram. He was eventually cleared to play by doctors at University of Michigan and Harvard University. Hurst took part in Michigan's pro day.
The star defensive lineman was once projected to be a first-round pick. Now, McShay says teams are taking him off their boards all together. It's looking like he could be a Day 3 pick.
"Because of the nature of his heart condition, several teams have taken him off their board. It’s a risk-reward issue, but he could fall into Day 3," McShay said.
The best part of the NFL Draft, though, is that it just takes one team to fall in love with you. And that could still happen with Hurst.
While it might seem likely that the former Michigan star will slip in the draft this weekend, it's still quite possible that he'll go early.
Hurst has a first-round grade on the field. If just one team thinks he's good-to-go health wise, why not take a shot on him early?
We'll find out soon. The 2018 NFL Draft is set to start on Thursday night.