Maurice Hurst played on a veteran line for most of his college career, so he didn’t have the opportunity to start until 2017. He took advantage of his opportunity by recording 7 sacks, 12 quarterback hits, and 28 quarterback hurries. His total 47 quarterback pressures tied for most (in 2017) among draft eligible interior defensive linemen.
Best Position Fit
Exceptional quickness. Can get after the quarterback.
He will need to add some mass and get stronger to avoid the tweener label. He can at times struggle against larger, powerful offensive linemen. In run defense, if his speed doesn’t win off the ball, then his strength can be a weakness.
Maurice Hurst is a play-maker who generates great production from his speed. He could grow into a three-down lineman, but he needs to add some mass. If he weighs in at the combine near 300, and performs well in the bench press then we are talking about a possible top 10 pick.