Maurice Hurst goes to Raiders in fifth round
Written by Matt Pargoff   

Maurice Hurst Jr. didn’t go as high in the draft as many projected early due to concerns over a heart condition that was rediscovered at the NFL Combine, but in the end he was selected by the Raiders with the third pick of the fifth round, going at No. 140 overall.

Hurst was diagnosed with the heart condition prior to his freshman year at Michigan but cleared by doctors to play without restriction. When it was discovered at the NFL Combine, he was held from participation due to a lack of recent testing. He was once again cleared and later participated in the Michigan Pro Day.

Making 17 starts at defensive tackle for Michigan, Hurst earned consensus All-American honors as a senior, making 60 tackles, including 13.5 for a loss and five sacks.

Hurst was the second Wolverine selected in the 2018 NFL Draft, following offensive lineman Mason Cole, who went late in the third round.


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